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California Action Alert - Please Send Letters

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER TWO DECADES THE STATE IS HOLDING HEARINGS ON HOW TO ADDRESS THE IMPACTS OF EARTHQUAKE AND THE IMPACTS OF WATER POLLUTION AT CALIFORNIA'S AGING NUCLEAR PLANTS - PLEASE WEIGH IN.
Both the Assembly and Senate are hearing bills relating to the impacts of nuclear reactors on California's coast. On Monday, AB 42 http://a4nr.org/library/03.2009-blakelyab42/view Blakeslee [R-San Luis Obispo] has introduced a bill requiring additional state-of the-art studies and mapping at Diablo Canyon. The bill resulted from a recommendation by the California Energy Commission that that Pacific Gas and Electric Company should use three-dimensional geophysical seismic reflection mapping and other advanced techniques to explore fault zones near Diablo Canyon. The CEC made the same recommendation for San Onofre. The CEC recommendation was strengthened after PG&E's disclosure that a second earthquake fault had been discovered 1800 feet offshore of Diablo.
The 2007 earthquake in Japan shutdown 8000 MW of nuclear generation in ninety seconds and energy production has dropped to 58%%. California cannot afford to ignore the Japanese lesson, especially in light of new seismic information at Diablo. http://a4nr.org/library/failures/07.16.2007-japanquake/03..21.2009-compa...
The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility's support letter can be copied at http://a4nr.org/letters/03.21.09-renewfaultline/view and sent to the Chair of the Assembly Committee, Felipe Fuentes Assemblymember.fuentes@assembly.ca.gov. If you have time to a cc a copy to Assemblyman Blakeslee and the Alliance (rochelle@a4nr.org) it would be appreciated.
BUT WAIT THERE'S ANOTHER NUCLEAR BILL
The biggest "emission" of a nuclear plant is thermal pollution. California's nuclear plants use one million gallons of sea water a minute to cool the reactors. The Alliance has produced a six minute clip to highlight the impacts to our ocean from the daily operation of nuclear plants. The film not only highlights the impacts, but the solution, and can be seen on the web at http://www.everythingnuclear.org/emissions.html
The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility's support letter for SB 42 http://a4nr.org/library/03.21.09-sb42/view [Corbett D. San Leandro] can be copied at http://a4nr.org/letters/03.21.2009-sb42supportltr/view and sent to the Chair of the Senate Energy Committee, Alex Padilla and Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, Fran Pavley http://legplcms01.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.aspx?district=SD23. Again a cc to the Alliance would be greatly appreciated.
We now have the opportunity to have a voice - support our comments, file your own, send email, phone, and if you can support the Alliance who is the only statewide organization monitoring these bills and "walking the halls" for support. For more information: www.a4nr.org