Just in time for Thanksgiving football….
It’s “FOURTH and LONG” for PG&E at Diablo Canyon…
It’s been FOUR years since PG&E filed for license renewal at Diablo Canyon, and the odds are LONGER than ever for their chances of reaching that goal. Read more in the Santa Barbara INDEPENDENT:
AND in the San Luis Obispo NEW TIMES
SENATOR BARBARA BOXER SPEAKS OUT TO THE NRC, Raises doubts about current level of seismic safety at Diablo Canyon:
“Earthquakes do not wait until the nuclear industry and the NRC is ready to deal with these threats. And families who live near nuclear facilities–and I have a number of them–should not have to wait one additional day for needed safety enhancements at nuclear reactors.”
WATCH THE VIDEO:
READ SENATOR BOXER’S PRESS RELEASE AND LETTER TO THE NRC:
MORE SEISMIC SHIFT: Read the latest report from the Union Of Concerned Scientists–Diablo Canyon is NOT in compliance with its safe shutdown standard for earthquake protection, and the NRC turns a blind eye to the serious lapse… http://a4nr.org/?p=2998
The future of Diablo Canyon on shaky ground…
It’s the last plant standing, but is Diablo Canyon all cracked up? From California to Washington DC, the groundswell of concern over the nation’s most seismically challenged nuclear plant is growing in magnitude.
cartoon by Jerry James/New Times SLO
As in, “leaves town…gets up and goes away…”
Let the San Luis Obispo Supervisors know we need a plan to make up lost revenue and jobs if
Russ Hodin/ from New Times SLO the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant was shut down prematurely or not relicensed…It’s happened in 4 other communities so far this year!
What will San Luis Obispo do?…find out here:
Take a good look this artist’s rendering from a Bechtel consultant’s report of what cooling towers would look like at Diablo Canyon. (click on the photo for an enlarged view). Each cooling tower is nearly as high as a 50-story building and as wide as two football fields! Try to imagine this on our coast line. And the costs? 8 to 12 BILLION DOLLARS ! New laws have given the State Water Board until 2015 to review alternatives to once-through-cooling at Diablo Canyon…either PG&E complies or the plants must shut down by 2024.
Read the full story from The New Times of San Luis Obispo
Does PG&E plan to skirt the state laws on Once-Through-Cooling or force this expensive option on ratepayers? Read this statement by a PG&E Senior Vice President at an industry inside conference:
read the whole story at: http://a4nr.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/101713-INPO+Conway-NOTED.pdf
Then let the State Water Board know you value our precious marine resource more than paying billions to retrofit Diablo.Read the details and contact the water board here:
And stay tuned for upcoming announcements from A4NR on this topic….
To learn more about the effects of once through cooling–and why it must be stopped–watch this 5 minute video clip featuring Dave Lochbaum of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Stanford attorney Deborah Sivas:
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The SONG(S) may have ended…but the DECOMMISSIONING lingers on….
NRC takes first steps to decommission San Onofre…get the summary from A4NR on KPBS:
AND LISTEN TO A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION ON KPBS RADIO:
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Read about the seismic gamble at Diablo Canyon–from the New Times San Luis Obispo:
Did the NRC allow PG&E to dodge Diablo Canyon seismic licensing requirements?
read the detailed investigative report here:
And more coverage in the same edition at:
On Shaky Ground: Are PG&E and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission skirting requirements for seismic safety at Diablo Canyon? Newly disclosed documents raise serious questions. Hear Alliance attorney John Geesman and A4NR’s David Weisman discuss these issues on “The Dave Congalton Show” (KVEC 920 AM) recorded Wednesday, June 5, 2013 (40 minutes):
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“Is it safe?….”
San Luis Obispo residents question NRC on Shoreline Fault report at Open House meeting.
Does the Nuclear Regulatory Commission really know what is or isn’t “seismically safe” at Diablo Canyon….watch this video and decide….
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FISH AND CESIUM DON’T MIX….
Whether it is ongoing contamination of seafood, the devastation of the fishing industry, drastic clean up plans or overall impacts to the marine environment, the marine consequences of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima continue:
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“THE COMMISSION WILL BE IN ORDER…”
ALLIANCE PRESENTS CASE BEFORE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION: SEISMIC STUDIES AT DIABLO CANYON–DOES PG&E EVEN KNOW WHAT IT IS LOOKING FOR AND HOW MUCH WILL IT REALLY COST?
Pressing questions were raised by Alliance attorney John Geesman during a tense day of hearings.
Read about it in BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK:
ALLIANCE VICTORY AT PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION–
JUDGE REJECTS PG&E’s FUNDING FOR LICENSE RENEWAL !
Read the Alliance press release:
READ THE LATEST NEWS COVERAGE HERE:
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NATIONWIDE PBS T.V. PROGRAM PROFILES SEISMIC PROBLEMS AT DIABLO CANYON !
“DOUBLE FAULT AT DIABLO” featured on
NEED TO KNOW on PBS
In a joint investigation with the Center for Investigative Reporting and Capital Public Radio, NEED TO KNOW brings you this Watch List report. See State Senator Dr. Sam Blakeslee, US Geological Survey Geologist Dr. Jeanne Hardebeck and California Energy Commissioner James Boyd discuss the troubling new seismic concerns at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. This well researched story packs a lot of information into 20 minutes! Click the link below to watch the entire program:
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