Thursday, June 23, 2016

Diablo Shutdown Marks End of Atomic Era | Shut it down NOW!

Diablo Shutdown Marks End of Atomic Era | Harvey Wasserman | Ecowatch
As worldwide headlines have proclaimed, California’s Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) says it will shut its giant Diablo Canyon reactors near San Luis Obispo, and that the power they’ve been producing will be replaced by renewable energy.
PG&E has also earmarked some $350 million to “retain and retrain” Diablo’s workforce, whose union has signed on to the deal, which was crafted in large part by major environmental groups.
On a global scale, in many important ways, this marks the highest profile step yet towards the death of U.S. nuclear power and a national transition to a Solartopian green-powered planet...

more: Diablo Shutdown Marks End of Atomic Era

--- Shut it down NOW!

they say that they will shut Diablo Canyon, but not for another 9 years. that is 9 years too long, 9 more years of unacceptable risk.

"... Is this a clever move by PG&E announcing the closure of Diablo in 2024 & 2025 to prevent the Lands Commission from insisting on prohibiting once through cooling? which if they were legally and rightfully ruled against would mean the closure of Diablo by 2018 ... any WE WON'T BE FOOLED! This June 28th California State Lands Commission meeting is still very important and may be a chance to get the Devil shut down earlier. Nine years is a very long time! That's why the meeting of the Lands Commission is crucial it's a meeting happening simultaneously in 2 locations LIVE MTG in Sacramento at 10am JUN 28 ... SIMULCAST mtg in MORRO BAY COMMUNITY CTR @10 preceded by a RALLY at 9am.
– thanks to Laura Lynch!!
Shut Diablo Nuke Plant MAJOR Event

– of note: the historic FIRST EVER PRO-NUCLEAR MARCH organized by "environmental" pro-nukers (Mothers for Nuclear, Save Diablo Canyon, Environmental Progress, Californians for Green Nuclear Power and Thorium Energy Alliance) ... 4-day Trek starting tomorrow Jun 24 in San Francisco (coinciding with PG&E's official announcement about shutting down Diablo ... and ending up in Sacramento on Jun 28 at 10am for the California State Lands Commission Mtg, 100 Howe Ave, Sacramento ... an article about it is here:

Here's their website w/ detailed itinerary

here's a quote from Tim Judson, NIRS on that march:

"This march Shellenberger and Co. are planning on Friday is now an act of absurdity. The targets for renewables and efficiency in the agreement could definitely be achieved and exceeded well before 2024, and they should be. But the fact that PG&E signed onto an agreement to replace a large nuclear power plant with renewables and efficiency, and acknowledges that nuclear reactors are going to be an obstacle is hugely significant.

"As is the fact that PG&E has entered into a just transition plan, to minimize the impact on workers and community and prepare for decommissioning. Utilities are using the threats of layoffs and economic devastation to extort huge subsidies to prop up reactors all over the country. The agreement puts an end to that, and sets a precedent for the rest of the country."

"THE DEVIL IN DIABLO'S BOYS (Tweedledum & Tweedledee)"

Aging 60's Nuke Plants Look Out Hazardously From Above
As Earthquake Faults Run Amuck Thru Diablo Canyon Ground
Surrounded By More Newly Found Risks Abound
Though Proven Not Able To Withstand Seismicity In Motion
They Could Simply Topple Right Into The Ocean!

Today They Say It's Plain To See Seismic Strains Across The Plains
Rising Sinking Newly Formed Releasing Danger Warning Breaks
Tomorrow Waiting For The Big One Whose Fracking Fault San Andreas?

- Laura Lynch
"Diablo Boys Cartoon" by Mark Bryan (


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