Sunday, June 04, 2006

NukeNet Anti-Nuclear Network (nukenet@energyjustice.net)

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that federal
regulators must first consider the likelihood of a terrorist attack before
allowing PG&E to store three football fields of high-level radioactive
waste on California's fragile coast.

Hundreds of Central Coast residents supported the appeal of the San Luis
Obispo Mothers for Peace, Sierra Club and former Supervisor Peg Pinard and
raised $100,000 to prove that the NRC can no more be trusted to protect
our vulnerable coast than FEMA can be trusted to safely evacuate us in the
event there is a radioactive release at Diablo Canyon's aging reactors.
The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility, many who were actively involved
in the 9th Circuit Appeal, will be using the court's decision and a
National Academy of Sciences Report on alternatives to the Indian Point
Nuclear Plant this month before the CPUC.

The Alliance has filed with the Sierra Club to oppose PG&E's request for
ratepayer funding for an in house license renewal study for Diablo Canyon.
The Alliance will present the court's ruling as evidence to convince the
CPUC to deny PG&E's request and to support the California Energy
Commission's (CEC) recommendation for and independent cost, benefit and
risk analysis of the state's continued dependence on California's nuclear
plants. The Alliance is also lobbying for legislation to support the
CEC's recommendation in Sacramento.

The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility is a statewide non-profit focusing
on prohibiting the continued production of highly radioactive waste on
California's coast past current license terms for Diablo Canyon and the
San Onofre Nuclear Plants.

Rochelle Becker
Executive Director
Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility
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"If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries
ago": Sir George Porter, quoted in The Observer, 26 August 1973

"The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military
service": Albert Einstein

"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have
acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence
of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for
evil to triumph": Haile Selassie

Molly Johnson
6290 Hawk Ridge Place
San Miguel, CA 93451
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