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Diablo Canyon in the News

  On December 3, 2014 Senator Sam Blakeslee testified before The Environment and Public Works Committee in Washington DC. His testimony (at 9minutes in) can be viewed here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymxNUmlafcU Or you can read the accompanying 28 page report: (here)  

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Successful Lake Clean UpsSuccessful Lake Clean Ups

Since Septemeber, ECOSLO, in partnership with San Luis Obispo County Parks, has coordinated four very successful lake clean ups, which have removed a total of over 740 pounds of trash!. The fourth clean up will be this Saturday at Lopez Lake from 9am to noon. The first clean up was part of Coastal Cleanup Day, on September 20th. Ranger Wemple at Lopez Lake contacted ECOSLO to join the event because he had noticed a large amount litter had accumulated on the dry parts of the lake bed and shoreline. Five volunteers assisted that day to remove over 80 pounds of trash and recyclables from the land adjacent to the lake. With every clean up since, ECOSLO has been joined by more volunteers who hav [ ... ]

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Diablo Canyon- Recent Senate Hearing, and Emergency Warning Plans Below Standard

California nuke plant key in quake safety review   By K. Freking and M. Blood, Sacramento Bee, December 3, 2015   WASHINGTON- Federal regulators have been too slow and lax when it comes to ensuring the safety of California's last operating nuclear plant, according to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, who clashed repeatedly with members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.   Boxer said that the lessons of Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster more than three years ago have not been taken to heart nearly enough at Diablo Canyon, where new seismic faults have been discovered since the plant was constructed decades ago. Boxer point [ ... ]

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National Marine Sanctuary

For the first time in 20 years, the federal government is considering new applications for National Marine Sanctuary status for designated regions along the United States coastline and within the Great Lakes. Community support and involvement is a critical factor that will be considered in determining which regions should be added to the list of existing sanctuaries. The Sierra Club has just released a report outlining the many economic benefits, in addition to environmental protections, that sanctuary designation would bring to the Central Coast. You can read it here:  http://santalucia.sierraclub.org/Econ%20Report%20for%20Sierra%20Club%209-25-14.pdf  You can help educate  [ ... ]

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