Diablo: An Aging, Dangerous Plant – By Carole Hisasue
Carole Hisasue (left) from Mothers for Peace translates for Fukushima refugee Chieko Shiina at the recent national Shutdown Diablo Conference in San Luis Obispo, CA. EON photo.
Letter to the Editor
Aging, dangerous plant
By Carole Hisasue
Los Osos – February 1, 2015
[ Reprinted from the San Luis Opispo Tribune ]
From Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, activists from California and throughout the United States and Japan gathered in San Luis Obispo to discuss key nuclear issues and strategies for shutting down Diablo Canyon, California’s last operating nuclear power plant.
Although the activists represented different groups with different concerns, they were united under the goal of promoting renewable energies that do not use fossil fuels or produce radioactive wastes.
Don’t take it personally, but we just don’t want an aging, dangerous nuclear plant and nuclear waste dump on our coast — or anyone else’s. Not when recent revelations have exposed collusion between plant operator PG&E and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to minimize the effects of the many earthquake faults under and around Diablo Canyon.
Not when we know that Diablo as well as decommissioned plants such as San Onofre, Humboldt Bay and Rancho Seco are storing nuclear waste in thin canisters capable of cracking after only two years of use. Not when Diablo’s once-through cooling is destroying our marine habitat. And certainly not when we have an ever-expanding renewables market offering plenty of electricity, jobs and tax revenues.
It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee, San Luis Obispo, and join the 21st century!
Fuel Chain Primer Nuclear Fuel for Dummies or Stop the Madness Now
An informative animation video by Carole Hisasue
Published on Nov 19, 2013
Nuclear Fuel & Waste for Dummies, Show to all your friends who know nothing about the horrors of nuclear fuel and the incredibly dangerous waste that it becomes.This is truly evil stuff that should never have been created in the first place. AND THEN SEND A COMMENT TO THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION! Comments on the nuclear waste issue are due by December 20, 2013 and can be emailed to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov Please cite: Docket ID No. NRC-2012-0246
From the Labor Video Project:Report From Fukushima And The Abe Government Expansion And Export Of Nuclear Plants
Reports were made on the continuing contamination in Fukushima Japan and the role of the Abe government. Chieko Shiina from Fukushima and a supporter of the Fukushima Collaborative Clinic, Isamu “Sam” Kanno of No Nukes Asia and Chizu Hamada of No Nukes Action spoke at the meeting. The presentations were translated by Carole Hisasue from Mothers For Peace. This conference took place in San Luis Obispo near the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. It was called by the Nuclear Free California Network. and was held on January 24 & 25th, 2015
For more information
On Fukushima Collaborative ClinicNo Nukes Action CommitteeNo Nukes Asia
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