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.')


The list below includes suggestions for topics you might want to speak to. If you are unable to be physically present at the meeting, you can submit comments electronically at We suggest your subject line be DIABLO CANYON ANNUAL ASSESSMENT COMMENT

2014 - 05 - 01 HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE at Diablo Canyon

The terms “spent, used or depleted fuel” are euphemisms, referring to the fuel’s usefulness for generating electricity, NOT to its radioactive content. High-level radioactive waste (“spent or used fuel”) is the fuel from the hot core of commercial nuclear power plants.

2014-02-18 Mothers for Peace demands NRC suspend all licensing decisions until pool fire risks are assessed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 18, 2014 ( newswire) New information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) showing that even a small nuclear reactor pool fire could render 9,400 square miles uninhabitable and displace 4.1 million Americans on a long-term basis are among the factors causing 34 environment organizations to file a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to hold off on additional reactor licensing.

2013-12-08 Send in your comments on Waste Confidence before Dec. 20

Comments on the NRC’s disgraceful draft Waste Confidence Rule and Generic Environmental Impact Statement must be sent before the deadline of December 20, 2013. Here is some suggested wording, which we encourage supporters to copy and edit as they wish. Note that comments may be sent by email or as a mailed letter.