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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Letter To California Governor Urges Open Debate On Diablo Canyon

Letter To California Governor Urges Open Debate On Diablo Canyon

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company announced its joint filing of the proposal designed to transition California to a post-Fukushima energy future by closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, but a group of climate experts, earth scientists and prominent academics have written to Gov. Edmund Brown urging him to put a stop to the proposal that would, they say, derail the state's carbon-emissions goals.

PG&E announced they had filed the proposal with the California Public Utilities Commission together with labor and environmental groups, namely the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local 1245, the Coalition of California Utility Employees, Friends of the Earth, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Environment California and the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility.

Broad terms of the proposal have been public for since June 21. The basic agreement calls for ensuring the Diablo Canyon NPP can remain profitable through its current federal operating licensing period, which ends in 2025. Through that period, PG&E will cease any efforts geared towards renewing the license, sacrificing a potential 20 more years (or more) of plant operating life. Read more and comment http://nuclearstreet.com/nuclear_power_industry_news/b/nuclear_power_news/archive/2016/08/16/letter-to-californial-governor-urges-open-debate-on-diablo-canyon-081601#.V7SaaqJmoud

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