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 concerns itself with issues of peace, social justice and a safe environment.
Peace Walk and Prayer Vigil for a Nuclear Free World
March 11, 2014 is the 3rd anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. A memorial Peace Walk led by a Buddhist monk, Reverend Sawada Gyosen, will be taking place in the days leading up to the anniversary. The walk will begin in Santa Barbara on March 4, stop for a prayer vigil at the gates of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, and end in San Luis Obispo on March 11.
There will also be a memorial event on March 11 at 7pm at the Steynberg Gallery in downtown San Luis Obispo.
Details updated at: http://fukushimathirdanniversary.wordpress.com/
Join Mothers for Peace at the showing of this controversial film. Be there to ensure that the facts about the dangers of nuclear power come out in the discussion following the 90-minute film.
Film: 7pm, Wednesday, March 12
Performing Arts Center's Spanos Theater on the Cal Poly Campus in San Luis Obispo. The film and parking are free.
Panel discussion: Dr. Gordon Thompson, who has served as an expert witness for Mothers for Peace, and Michael Shellenberger, an advocate of nuclear energy
Mothers for Peace
Thirty-three environmental organizations filed jointly in opposition to the proposed rule. The filing also includes a petition to revise and integrate all environmental regulations related to spent fuel storage. Comments on NRC's Draft WasteConfidence Rule were filed on December 20, 2013.
"The proposed rule marks a turning point for the NRC. After thirty years of making baselessly optimistic 'reasonable assurance' findings about the future availability of a disposal solution for spent reactor fuel, and having allowed many thousands of tons to accumulate at reactor sites around the country based on those findings, the NRC has finally stopped issuing them. Instead of confidently assuring the public that human health and the environment will be protected from highly radioactive spent fuel as long as it remains dangerous, the NRC now claims only to have hope in a theoretical possibility." READ THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT
Watch"The Nuclear Fuel Chain - A Primer"