Radioactive Waste

Holtec cask

High level radioactive waste is stored at Diablo Canyon in pools and in dry casks.  Mothers for Peace is currently in litigation regarding the dry cask storage facility and the potential impact of terrorism on the surrounding environment. (Also see 'security and terrorism.')

2004 September Newsletter

Four legal cases pending: District of Columbia Court of Appeals, California Public Utilities Commission, California Coastal Commission, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is a non-profit organization concerned with the dangers posed by Diablo Canyon and other nuclear reactors, nuclear weapons, and radioactive waste. Additionally, the organization works to promote peace, environmental and social justice, and renewable energy.

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2003 Recent Seismic History

There are multiple issues that must be studied before decisions can be made regarding the proposed dry cask system of storing high level radioactive waste.

2008 Earthquake Hazard

Recent earthquake activity offers a vivid reminder of one of the many significant risks of nuclear power, 2008

2003 November Newsletter

Mothers for Peace and the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club files a federal appeal in the 9th Circuit regarding PG&E's proposal to built a new facility for high level radioactive waste.