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May 26, 2010 12:15 PM by Bethany Tucker

Atomic Safety Board in SLO to hear arguments over Diablo Canyon license renewal

The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board handling the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactor license renewal will be in San Luis Obispo Wednesday at the request of a local organization called San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace.

Back in March, Mothers for Peace filed paperwork with the federal government opposing the 20-year license renewal of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. The group argues that Pacific Gas & Electrict, the owner of the power plant, has failed to meet five requirements that would qualify that plant for license renewal.

The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is heading to town for an evidentiary hearing at the request of Mothers for Peace. The board is an independent, and somewhat judicial hand of the NRC. Oral arguments will be presented by the lawyers of Mothers for Peace, at the San Luis Obispo County Government Center on Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. The session is open to the public and has already begun, but is expected to extend into the evening.

We'll keep you updated on this developing story throughout the day on KSBY.com and on KSBY News.

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