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San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is a non-profit 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 works to promote peace and a nuclear-free, carbon-free world, utilizing conservation and sustainable resources.

Fact Sheet: Once-Through Cooling, aka OTC

 

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Mothers for Peace Pushes Back Against Diablo Relicense Renewal at Hearing at NRC Headquarters in Maryland

Read more!   http://mothersforpeace.org/mothers-for-peace-pushes-back-against-diablo-license-renewal

 

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Social and Environmental Justice Lawsuit Shakes the Nuclear Industry

The nuclear industry is NOT invincible. We CAN protect our communities.

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Date: Monday, July 20, 2015
Time: 5 pm - 6:30 pm dinner
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm speakers
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2201 Lawton, near Broad and South Streets, San Luis Obispo
Dinner cost:  $15.
Reservations required and seating is limited. Dinner will accommodate vegetarians and those gluten intolerant.
Email evyjust@gmail.com to make reservations.
To hear the speakers only, please arrive at 6:20 pm.
Donation will be appreciated.

Guest speakers from Korea, Japan and California include:
Lee Ji Seop, who won a lawsuit against a Korean nuclear power plant on behalf of his wife for her thyroid cancer, with the court clearly linking "routine" radioactive releases from a nuclear plant with her cancer.
Choi Seung-koo, the leader of a massive class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of the Fukushima nuclear reactors.
Bob Rowen, a former PG&E Humboldt Bay nuclear plant worker who became a whistleblower and recently published My Humboldt Diary: A True Story of Betrayal of the Public Trust, Nuclear Power at Humboldt Bay.

microphoneAttend the NRC "scoping" meeting on August 5, 2015

Courtyard by Marriott

1605 Calle Joaquin Rd.

San Luis Obispo

Two sessions: 1:30-4:30 and 7:00-10:00 with one hour Open House prior to each meeting.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing the PG&E application for license renewal for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.  As part of the review, a site-specific supplemental Environmental Study must be prepared.  The NRC conducts a public "scoping process" to identify environmental issues to be addressed.

Mothers for Peace encourages your attendance.  Let the NRC hear about your concerns regarding the safety of the plant.

If you are unable to attend or are uncomfortable speaking, written comments can be submitted at www.regulations.gov using Docket ID NRC-2009-055, or by mail to Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: OWFN-12 H08, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

 

 

News Flash:

PG&E Fails Safety Test AGAIN - 19 dry casks loaded improperly!

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Read more about this "gap in excellence" (Ed Halpin) and the Region IV annual assessment meeting of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which took place on June 24, 2015. at http://mothersforpeace.org/data/2015/2015-06-24 and on our Blog http://mothersforpeace.org/blog .

 

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4/6/15: Mothers for Peace filed two new contentions before the NRC in the license renewal case

In two new contentions filed before the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mothers for Peace charged that PG&E has skewed a new analysis of energy alternatives to ignore or reject a wide range of renewable energy options available to replace the power generated by Diablo Canyon.  It further asserts that the NRC has no justification for renewing PG&E's license in light of the greater environmental impacts of Diablo Canyon and lesser costs of renewables.

Read more: http://mothersforpeace.org/data/2015/2015-04-07-mothers-for-peace-tells-nrc-that-energy-needs-can-be-met-without-re-licensing-diablo-canyon

4/15/15: Mothers for Peace filed another two contentions!

In response to PG&E's amendment of its Environmental Report in March 2015 and its submission to the NRC of a new post-Fukushima seismic and flooding hazards assessment, Mothers for Peace filed two new contentions (in addition to the two noted above).  In these most recent contentions, Mothers for Peace contends that PG&E has failed to comply with environmental laws requiring it to propose measures to lessen the impacts of severe Fukushima-like earthquakes and floods at Diablo Canyon.

Read more: http://mothersforpeace.org/data/2015/2015-04-16-new-seismic-contentions-filed?searchterm=2015+04+

 

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Sam Blakeslee Criticizes PG&E's Seismic Safety Report

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December 3, 2014: Sam Blakeslee severely criticizes PG&E's report on the seismic safety of Diablo Canyon at a Hearing called by Senator Barbara Boxer. Blakeslee is the former leader of the California State Senate and earned a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara for his research in seismic scattering, micro-earthquake studies, and fault-zone attenuation.

Read his complete statement.

 

Diablo Canyon in Peril?

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Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission senior resident inspector at Diablo Canyon, Dr. Michael Peck, argues that the plant should be shut down until

PG&E can prove that the reactors can withstand potential earthquakes from the nearby faults.

 

8/25/14 AP report: The Associated Press.

Dr. Peck's Differing Professional Opinion: document

Friends of the Earth:  www.foe.org/diablo

FOE's petition

 

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is analyzing samples of seawater, looking for radioactive contaminants from Fukushima.

Mothers for Peace is sponsoring sample collections at Pismo Beach.   You can find all current results at http://ourradioactiveocean.org/results.html

 

YouTube

Watch "The Nuclear Fuel Chain - A Primer" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VClmLmq0FUE

 

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San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace
P.O. Box 3608
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
(805) 773-3881