Articles Tagged With ‘Nuclear Energy’

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)

Number two reactor down at Diablo

The number two reactor at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant shut down Thursday afternoon due to an electrical disturbance. [KCOY] The disturbance occurred at around 12:08 p.m., and it automatically triggered a shutdown of the reactor. Reactor one, however, remains... (Continue reading)

Rate payers on the hook for PG&E’s seismic study

The State Public Utilities Commission agreed last week to allow PG&E to pass the $64 million cost of a planned seismic survey near Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant on to its customers. [KSBY] The current proposed plans are to use... (Continue reading)

The gory details of Diablo’s seismic testing

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Reading the Environmental Impact Report for the seismic testing proposed off our beautiful, so-called ‘protected’ coast, I do so with a box of tissues at my side and the tune of “Twelve Days of Christmas” dancing... (Continue reading)

Opposition to nukes in California grows

A new public opinion poll indicates that support for nuclear energy has dropped sharply in California. [SacBee] The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) reveals that nuclear energy, which had been enjoying an upswing in public support,... (Continue reading)

Time to close down Diablo Canyon

By JANE SWANSON The June 23 Alert at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant fits into a years-long pattern showing PG&E’s inability to manage its two aging reactors and the radioactive waste that has been accumulating since 1984. Diablo was designed... (Continue reading)

What to do about Diablo Canyon?

BY JANE SWANSON The San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (MFP) opposes PG&E’s application for 20 year operating license extensions for Diablo Canyon units 1 and 2, filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on November 23, 2009. The current... (Continue reading)