Blanca Velazquez

signed Shut Down Diablo 2016-04-22 21:18:11 -0700
There are other options for environmental resources with not radioactive waste disposal that at the end cause irreversible damage to humans and the environment.

Close Diablo Canyon

Close Diablo Canyon, and end nuclear power in California once and for all!

 

 

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Why Close Diablo Canyon?

  • Diablo Canyon sits on the Central Coast, near numerous active earthquake faults in an historic tsunami zone. It is at risk for a Fukushima-like earthquake, tsunami, and meltdown disaster. 

  • Since Diablo Canyon opened in the mid-1980s, San Luis Obispo County has changed from a low-cancer county to a high-cancer county.

  • State health data show that normal radiation releases from Diablo Canyon are sickening and killing residents in the surrounding area, especially infants and children.

  • Diablo Canyon’s Once-Through-Cooling system damages the ocean ecosystem by taking in some 2.5 billion gallons of seawater daily and discharging it back into the ocean 18° F warmer, thereby killing over a billion fish larvae and other marine species annually.

  • In the 2013-2014 Transmission Report, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) determined that Diablo Canyon is not a “must run”  facility needed to maintain grid support and reliability.

  • Diablo Canyon’s 2,200 MW of electricity can be replaced by economically competitive renewable sources of energy, which will generate thousands of high-quality jobs.

The Undersigned support the immediate closure of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.