KGO radio tackles Diablo safety issue
March 31, 2011
KGO News/Talk radio, 810 AM, out of San Francisco is scheduled to air a segment Thursday night from 10:05 to 11 on safety issues surrounding PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power facility. Guest host Christine Craft will interview guests Jane Swanson from Mothers for Peace in San Luis Obispo and journalist King Harris. Listener phone calls will be included.
Meanwhile, Mothers for Peace has announced a Diablo Canyon protest demonstration for Saturday, April 16, at noon by the Avila pier. Organizers hope to build public opposition to PG&E’s attempts to extend the license to operate the nuclear reactors, now set to expire in 2024 and 2025.
The local political scorecard shows that Cong. Lois Capps, state Senator Sam Blakeslee, and three county supervisors—Hill, Gibson, and Patterson—all want the licensing renewal process to halt until local seismic earthquake standards can be reviewed. Cong. Kevin McCarthy, state Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, and supervisors Mecham and Teixeira want the process to continue as scheduled.