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High cancer rates near Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

A report by the World Business Academy that details negative health trends in the area surrounding the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was released Monday. Stephen W. Hosea, MD, the associate director of Internal Medicine... (Continue reading)

Barbara Boxer grills NRC over Diablo Canyon

OPINION By ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILITY For the second time since November of last year, Senator Barbara Boxer has called upon Chairman Allison Macfarlane of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to explain and clarify how the NRC can allow Pacific... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon is safe

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is one of the safest places on earth. Back in the 1980′s, I took a tour of the plant as a science teacher in this county. We went wherever we wished, except... (Continue reading)

Unit 2 reactor down at Diablo

An electrical disturbance shut down the Unit 2 reactor at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant Sunday. [Tribune] The disturbance occurred due to a flashover, or an improper arc between two pieces of electrical equipment. Preliminary investigations found that the disturbance... (Continue reading)

NRC listens to outcry on Diablo Canyon waste storage

About 200 members of the public addressed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Wednesday night in San Luis Obispo about the storage of nuclear waste at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, most of whom objected to the practice. The NRC is in the... (Continue reading)

NRC fails to apply standard earthquake protocols to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

STATEMENT By UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not holding the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California to the same standards it requires of every other nuclear facility to address potential earthquake hazards, according to a report... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon reactor at half power

The Unit 1 reactor at Diablo Canyon Power Plant is at half power following the malfunction of a feedwater pump. [KSBY] The feedwater pump is responsible for pumping water to a boiler, which generates steam power in the non-nuclear section... (Continue reading)

California power grid survives heat wave

The California power grid made it through the first heat wave of 2013  minus the San Onofre nuclear plant and another reactor at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant without much trouble. [Reuters] Diablo Canyon nuclear plant’s Unit 1 was shut... (Continue reading)

NCR supports Diablo Canyon’s earthquake study

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday supported a recent study by PG&E that found that Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant could withstand an earthquake along the newly discovered Shoreline Fault. [Tribune] During two open houses held in San Luis Obispo,... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission denies seismic testing application

The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to deny PG&E’s seismic testing permit application and object to Diablo Canyon’s nuclear power plant’s consistency certification after almost 150 activists spoke against the testing. Only PG&E employees spoke in favor of... (Continue reading)



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