Environmental Scoping Summary Report Associated with the Review of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal Application (CAC Nos. MF4019 and 4020)

Environmental Scoping Summary Report Associated with the Review of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal Application (CAC Nos. MF4019 and 4020) MAIN REPORT: ML16077A091   COVER LETTER: ML16067A116  

SB 968

March 29, 2016… SB 968 passes Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications committee…See the testimony by John Geesman on behalf of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility (5 minutes):       SEE THE ENTIRE 35 MINUTE HEARING:     Read about it in the Santa Barbara INDEPENDENT:   http://www.independent.com/news/2016/mar/31/study-planned-impact-early-diablo-canyon-shutdown/       Senator William Monning (D-Santa […]

NRC accepting comments on waste transport concerns

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is accepting comments on concerns regarding the safety of transporting spent nuclear fuel (i.e., high level radioactive waste). From the federal web site, here is the summary: Summary The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft NUREG/CR-7209, “A Compendium of Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response Analyses […]

SONGS + Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Finance Update

Here are the March, 2015 Decommissioning funding updates provided by California’s two nuclear utility operators to the NRC:   Diablo Canyon 2015 DCNPP Decom $ update to NRC San Onofre (SONGS) 2015 SONGS NRC decom accounts

NRC-PGE Seismic updates to SSHAC, January 2016

In 2015, the NRC issued Requests for Additional Information (RAI) to PG&E regarding their March, 2015 post-Fukushima Seismic Hazard Update (SSHAC). Subsequently, the NRC conducted an audit of PG&E’s report to seek answers to their remaining questions, as they prepare their evaluation of PG&E’s report. In late 2015, PG&E responded to the NRC’s RAI. Here […]

Nuclear Decommissioning — take action!

The job of nuclear decommissioning is affecting both the closed San Onofre and Humboldt nuclear power plants, and may soon be an issue at Diablo Canyon. How will the job be handled? What input will the local communities have in the process? Who is considering the economic losses host communities will suffer? The U.S. Nuclear […]

Alliance participates in Seismic Town Hall

On September 25, 2015 Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility outreach coordinator David Weisman was an invited panelist at the Town Hall on Diablo Canyon seismic issues convened by state senator Bill Monning.   “The NRC has said the safety components can withstand the maximum earthquake, fine”, said the Alliance’s David Weisman, “what we ask, and the […]

Rochelle Becker to NRC on relicensing–March 3, 2010

In 2010, Rochelle Becker, executive director of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility (A4NR) asked the NRC to collaborate with California oversight agencies on state-of-the-art studies and review of PG&E’s seismic work — the NRC refused. The result: thousands of pages of seismic justification by PG&E, a handy rubber stamp by the NRC and significant unanswered […]

CA Currents story highlights Diablo Canyon seismic foibles

  The latest story from California Energy Currents highlights the current seismic foibles at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant….   “The basic concern is potential ground motions at some sites are higher than previously thought,” said John Richards, Electric Power Research Institute principal technical leader. He and other industry seismic experts and engineers agree that […]

A4NR Files in CPUC ERRA proceeding for Diablo Canyon

The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility (A4NR) has filed its Reply Brief in CPUC ERRA proceeding for Diablo Canyon (A.15-02-023) 102315 A4NR Reply Brief-023   The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility (A4NR) has filed its opening Brief in CPUC ERRA proceeding for Diablo Canyon (A.15-02-023) 100915 A4NR Opening Brief-A15-02-023     The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility (A4NR) has […]

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