Category: Nuclear Power

READ: California State Lands Commission’s Draft Environmental Impact Report for Decommissioning the San Onofre Nuclear Plant

CBG and other groups lodged their comments with the California State Lands Commission:

At the core of environmental review are two key requirements: a thorough analysis of the full
range of potential environmental impacts from the proposed action, and a hard look at
alternatives. Furthermore, there is one critical failing that Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) must avoid: the artificial segmentation of actions and their environmental consequences.

Read the full letter here.

San Onofre Update

On December 2, 1942, the first high level nuclear waste in the world was created. Three quarters of a century later there is still no permanent repository for such waste. We created immensely dangerous stuff with no thought as to how to safely dispose of it.

Irradiated nuclear fuel is among the most toxic materials on earth. The waste has to be isolated from the human environment for about half a million years, a period longer than our existence as a species. Our government has existed for a mere 230 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been around for about …

California to be Nuclear Free by 2025

In a stunning turn of events, Pacific Gas & Electric, the operator of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant on the Central California coast, announced in 2016 that it was abandoning its much-contested efforts to extend the reactors’ licenses. The last remaining atomic power facility in California would be phased out and replaced with 100% renewable energy.

Diablo CanyonThis is a result for which Bridge the Gap and many others have worked for decades. By 2025 California will be fully free of nuclear power and quite far along on the path away from carbon-based fuels as well. We are showing the world …