Articles Tagged With ‘Nuclear Power’

An open letter to Sam Blakeslee

Dear Senator Blakeslee: I have some thoughts for you, as you go after Diablo’s recertification. Let me tell you what it is like to fly from Singapore to Hong Kong to SF and back to SB in one day. Because of... (Continue reading)

Japan quake ignites Diablo nuclear concerns

In the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear calamity, concerns about Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant’s ability to withstand an earthquake and media reports that safety plans do not include earthquake procedures have the public demanding answers. Even before last weeks earthquake and... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County supervisors try to halt Diablo Canyon re-licensing

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors wants the federal government to not relicense the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila Beach. [AP] Supervisors voted Tuesday to send a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, asking for a halt... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon Power Plant activates emergency plan

In response to an accidental release of carbon dioxide, a chemical used for fire suppression, officials at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila Beach activated the emergency plan Wednesday morning. Nevertheless, there are no reports of damage to the facility... (Continue reading)

Mothers for Peace officially challenge license renewal

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace officially filed papers Monday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Washington, D.C., opposing the license renewal of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Mothers for Peace spokesperson Jane Swanson said attorney Diane Curran... (Continue reading)

Vermont closes only nuclear power plant

For the first time in 20 years,  a state is closing down a nuclear power plant–and Central Coast activists are using the decision to press their case about Diablo Canyon. The Vermont Senate voted 26 to 4 this week to... (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)

NRC: Diablo explosion was ‘catastrophic failure’

By KAREN VELIE A senior official of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said today “an explosion” which occurred August 18 at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant was a life-threatening “catastrophic failure.” No radioactive leaks were reported, however, at the South County... (Continue reading)