Posts Tagged ‘seismic testing’


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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)

PG&E’s alleged broken promises prompt resignation

OPINION By BRIAN STACY Today, I resigned from my position as vice president of Port San Luis Commercial Fishermen’s Association, (PSLCFA) over issues surrounding the recently completed PG&E Low Energy Seismic Surveys (LESS). Less is conducted under the CSLC outdated... (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)

Coastal Commission staff recommends denial of PG&E seismic testing

By KAREN VELIE California Coastal Commission staff recommended on Friday that the board vote to deny PG&E’s seismic testing permit application and object to its consistency certification, according to a staff report. Renewal of Diablo Canyon’s nuclear power plant’s operating... (Continue reading)

Supervisors request PG&E meet more conditions on seismic testing

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to write a letter to the California Coastal Commission asking the agency to address several concerns relating to PG&E’s proposed seismic testing before approving the project. Members of the community... (Continue reading)

NRC says Shoreline Fault not a significant threat to Diablo Canyon

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a letter Friday stating that the earthquake potential of the recently discovered Shoreline Fault does not exceed the maximum amount of seismic shifting the Diablo Canyon Power Plant can handle. PG&E safety measures have prepared... (Continue reading)

Scientists to test sea otters’ reaction to seismic tests

Wildlife biologists and researchers have arrived in San Luis Obispo County to tag sea otters with surgical implants to measure the effects of the planned PG&E seismic testing on sea creatures. [SLO Tribune] The study consists of capturing and tagging... (Continue reading)