Jan 12, 2011
|Where||Santa Maria Public Library, Shepard Hall, 421 S. McClelland Street|
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Speakers from the San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace will present a slide show and explain how the organization has used legal means to address the unique dangers of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant since 1973. Two nuclear reactors and 26 years of accumulated radioactive waste sit on an earthquake-prone site 30 miles north of Santa Maria.
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is a non-profit, all volunteer organization concerned with the local dangers involving the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, and with the dangers of nuclear power, weapons, and waste on national and global levels. Additionally, Mothers for Peace concerns itself with issues of peace, social justice, and a safe environment.
This event is co-sponsored by the Fund for Santa Barbara. The Fund for Santa Barbara is a non-profit community foundation dedicated to addressing the root causes of social, economic, environmental, and political challenges in Santa Barbara County. The organization recently awarded the San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace $7,000. This grant is in support of the Mothers for Peace challenge of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's application to extend the operating licenses of the two reactors at Diablo Canyon. This proposed license renewal would extend the years of operation to the years 2044/2045.