Decommission the aging Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
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In fault-ridden San Louis Obispo County, stands California's last two operating nuclear reactors in the aging Diablo Canyon Power Plant (circa 1973). They are located proximally to the Los Osos, Hosgri, San Andreas, and Shoreline Faults, along shores near Avila Beach.
According to a recent report by Michael Blood (ABC 30 Action News); a senior federal nuclear expert, Michael Peck, has urged regulators to shut down the aging power plant until they can determine whether or not the facility's twin reactors can withstand an earthquake of similar or larger size than the one that recently shook Napa. Blood reports:
Peck, who for five years was Diablo Canyon's lead on-site inspector, says in a 42-page, confidential report that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not applying the safety rules it set out for the plant's operation.
In light of the unfolding disaster at the Fukushima Daichii power plant, we the undersigned are asking that Governor Jerry Brown support us in demanding that the Diablo Canyon Plant be shut down until it can be properly earthquake tested and Michael Peck's charges of negligence be thoroughly investigated.
Or better yet, we ask that Jerry Brown work to shut down the Diablo Canyon Plant permanently, as it is located in such an unsafe region.
We the undersigned ask that NRC Inspector General Hubert T. Bell, Chaiman Allison Macfarlane, and Govenor Jerry Brown listen to the experts and heed the warnings of recent history, so we are not collectively doomed to repeat such catastrophic failures.
For the sake of California and its citizens, young and old. please shut down the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant!
Here is a short and enlightening PBS video that was made before several more major faultlines were found in that area...making it even MORE imperative that these professional opinions be heeded. Please take a few minutes to watch. There is a long history of lies and suppression of information surrounding the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant, at the peril of our citizens and their families->
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IMPORTANT TO THOSE LIVING IN NEAR DIABLO CANYON. RECENT STUDY INDICATES SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER CANCER RATES IN RESIDENTS->
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