NOTE: On June 22, 3 days after this post: History made: The deal to shut down the Diablo Nuclear Power Plant — Medium ––––
Good news, but: Shut it NOW!
9 more years is 9 more years of unacceptable risk!
ATTEND THE CALIFORNIA STATE LANDS COMMISSION SIMULCAST MEETING re: DIABLO CANYON NUKE PLANT
MORRO BAY COMMUNITY CENTER
1001 KENNEDY WAY, MORRO BAY
RALLY AT 9:00am! TUES, JUN 28th followed by SIMULCAST MTG @10am
Bring: signs, your voice, and everybody you know. There will be music and an open mic. SPEAK OUT!
LIVE State Lands Commission meeting 10:00am
SACRAMENTO ... 100 Howe St., Sacramento
This could be the meeting that leads to the shutdown of PG&E's decrepit Diablo Canyon nuke plant.
Tell the California State Lands Commission we want a complete environmental review of the entire project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) before any new lease is considered!
Please SHARE and INVITE your friends!!!
• The current leases for the tidelands at Diablo expire in 2018 and 2019.
• It is the use of tidelands that allows PG&E to take in 2.4 billion gallons of water each day to cool the reactors.
• No environmental study of the effects of using the tidelands to exchange ocean water to cool Diablo has ever been done. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provides for such a study.
• CEQA and the public trust doctrine will legally require assessment of more than just the impacts on the tidal lands: essentially, all effects on the environment associated with a significant extension of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant's (DCNPP’s) life.
SHUT DOWN NOT MELTDOWN!
ACTION ALERT! ... please email the California Lands Commission prior to the meeting whether you are attending or not! ... I hope everyone who reads this, will copy it and "paste" into an 'e-mail, sign it, and immediately send it to the State Lands Commission
On June 28th of this month, The California State Lands Commission will decide whether or not to require a full California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) before considering the renewal of State tidelands at the Diablo Canyon nuclear facility, owned and operated by PG&E. The leases on the tidelands are due to expire in 2018 and 2019.
Under current State law, the Lands Commission must perform an EIR to determine the health of the tidal wetlands under its jurisdiction. The Diablo Canyon reactors pull 2.5 billion gallons of seawater every day. This system, called once-through cooling, does significant damage to marine ecosystems. Biologists have estimated that Diablo Canyon sucks in more than 1.5 billion fish larvae a year, and none survive.
The State of California has already ruled that all coastal power plants must reduce seawater intake by over 90%. The risk of earthquake has also become clear since the Fukushima disaster, and PG&E has failed to report, after more than 5 years, if this nuclear facility can withstand the new .75 G standard.
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