Ace Hoffman

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signed Close Diablo: Once Through Cooling 2014-10-13 16:10:22 -0700
It would behoove the board to consider the damage that would incur in the case of a Fukushima-size accident (or larger!), which is entirely possible at DCNPP, and require the utility to make such an accident impossible by permanently closing the power plant for safety reasons — admitting that it has been verified by the U.S. OIG that the NRC is incompetent, and thus, state agencies are completely within their mandates to take safety of nuclear power facilities into full account. However, should the board choose to continue to shirk this responsibility to the public, they still should require the plant to shut down until the water cooling towers have been installed and tested. Had they started building them when they were first required, they would already have them in place.

Diablo Canyon Needs to Close or Build Cooling Towers

Diablo_Canyon_Crop.pngPG&E must stop killing sea life - either build cooling towers or SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON!

PG&E has requested that the California State Water Resources Board (Water Board) allow them an unprecedented exemption for their lack of cooling towers at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Basically, they're saying the towers would be too expensive to build. But independent experts (along with the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission) have concluded that this is not so, and that cooling towers can and should be built. (For more info, click here).

Please let the Water Board know how you feel about all that hot water cooking the bay. Diablo Canyon’s antiquated OTC system draws in about 2.5 billion gallons of water a day and discharges hot water back into the ocean, killing more than one billion young fish and other species annually. The power plant is responsible for nearly 80% of all OTC ocean water withdrawals in California. Don’t let PG&E gut the state’s water and marine protection policy.

Please sign this letter to the Members of the State Water Board encouraging them to require cooling towers at Diablo Canyon as soon as possible: letters must be received by November 4.

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Ace Hoffman
App programmer. Author of ebook: The Code Killers: Why DNA & Ionizing Radiation is a Dangerous Mix. ebook available free at: