Articles Tagged With ‘Nuclear Power’




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Horrible reality of nuclear power

OPINION by JIM GRIFFIN Diablo Canyon is finally shutting down. It should never have been built in the first place, especially over two earthquake prone fault lines. In fact, as we can see now, no nuclear power plants should ever have been... (Continue reading)

Lands Commission approves new lease for Diablo Canyon

The three-member California State Lands Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a new lease for the cooling system at Diablo Canyon power plant. The decision will likely allow PG&E to keep operating the nuclear power plant until 2025. Last week,... (Continue reading)

Planning begins for loss of Diablo Canyon tax revenue

Local government agencies are set to lose about $26.75 million in annual revenue as a result of PG&E’s decision to close Diablo Canyon power plant. However, the loss in revenue does not appear to be catastrophic for any one agency.... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon should shut down now

Opinion by Jane Swanson and Linda Seeley San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) learned this morning of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) proposal to withdraw its application for license renewal for the two reactors at Diablo Canyon nuclear... (Continue reading)

PG&E to close Diablo Canyon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced plans to close Diablo Canyon power plant when the licenses to operate its two nuclear reactors expire in 2024 and 2025. The decision is being celebrated by environmental groups as the... (Continue reading)

Monning calls for economic study on closing Diablo Canyon

State Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced a bill that would require officials to begin planning for the economic repercussions of closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Diablo Canyon’s current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. While PG&E is... (Continue reading)

Governor Brown signs Diablo Canyon bill

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill 361 which provides continued funding for two Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant oversight bodies. AB 361 was authored by Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) and coauthored by Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel)... (Continue reading)

Public debates Diablo Canyon license renewal

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission heard public comment in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday about the environmental risks that could affect the relicensing of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. [KCOY] In 2009, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. applied to renew its... (Continue reading)

NRC hears legal challenges to Diablo Canyon license renewal

CORRECTION: PG&E paused attempts to extend its license in 2011 and has not determined how the company will proceed as they consider feedback on seismic research, according to PG&E spokesman Blair Jones. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. faces legal challenges... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon operated safely in 2014, NRC says

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant operated safely in 2014, federal regulators said Wednesday at a meeting in San Luis Obispo. [Tribune] The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held its annual meeting on Diablo Canyon at the Embassy Suites hotel. More than 80... (Continue reading)



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