This film examines the existential danger of meltdown from the continued operation of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, it’s radioactive legacy, and the ongoing negative health impacts caused by federally-approved radiation releases during “normal” operations.
In 2016 the California State Lands Commission (SLC) opted to give Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) a new lease for their nuclear power plant on California’s Central Coast and the last one in the entire state.
On August 2, the Academy sued the SLC on behalf of the residents of the Central Coast because the SLC failed to use their powers under the California Environmental Quality Act to review the impacts of a new lease and the continued operations of the Diablo Canyon plant. For more info see “Why We Are Suing the State Lands Commission Over Diablo Canyon”
PG&E cannot be taken at their word—it is the duty of our governing officials to exert their legal oversight powers to ensure the safety of the residents of California. PG&E was recently convicted in federal court on six counts including five felonies and a charge of interfering with the investigation into the disastrous explosion of a natural gas pipeline in San Bruno, California, which resulted in eight deaths. A separate investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission found that PG&E illegally diverted $100 million away from pipeline safety and into the pockets of their executives.
We cannot allow this kind of negligence and greed to threaten the safety of the people of the Central Coast. Diablo Canyon must be closed now.
For more information contact the Director of the Safe Energy Project Dr. Jerry Brown: jbbrown (at) worldbusiness (dot) org