Shut Down of Diablo Canyon Challenged


POWER: "An assortment of entities have sought to intervene in a complaint alleging that the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and California state agencies violated bulk power system reliability standards when they approved retirement of the 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) by 2025."

"CGNP also has the backing of the Climate Coalition, which said: 'We reject the popular opinions and complaints that nuclear plants are somehow not safe or represent unacceptable risk. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is the global gold standard for nuclear safety, including seismic assessments. Over half a century of real-world evidence shows how nuclear is the safest of all reliable electricity sources.'”

"But the environmental group went even further, asking Diablo Canyon’s owners to 'immediately' make an application to the NRC for a 20-year operating license. It also urged for a 'halt' to the dismantlement of the now-shuttered San Onofre Power Plant and an exploration of 'the possibilities for refurbishment and re-licensing.'”

See Re: Diablo Is Marine Life Killer. "The affected area is about 4 acres of an ocean comprising some 62.8 million square miles, so the negative effect of Diablo's thermal discharge is vastly exaggerated."

See Californians for Green Nuclear Power; Generation Atomic; Climate Coalition; American Nuclear Society

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