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6/19/2012 City Council Meeting

The council voted eight to one in support of closing both San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants.

Resolution No. 65,785–N.S. as amended was adopted by the City Council:

  1. Requesting that Governor Brown do all he can to influence the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to decommission Diablo Canyon and San Onofre nuclear power plants and to initiate renewable power generation;
  2. Urging Governor Brown to call upon the PUC to replace aging reactors with clean and renewable energy generation by the end of the current licenses of California’s nuclear power plants at Diablo Canyon and at San Onofre;
  3. Urging President Barack Obama and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reverse their support of nuclear power, stop loan guarantees to the nuclear energy industry, shut down nuclear facilities operating in seismically active areas of the U.S., establish a moratorium on building new nuclear reactors and investing in clean, renewable energy, and
  4. Insisting that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission withhold license renewal for Diablo Canyon and San Onofre Nuclear Power plants until seismic issues, economic issues, and offsite permanent storage are resolved.

Votes: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Bates; Noes – Wozniak.

Sources:    6/19/2012 Special City Council Annotated Agenda and video (Action Item 2)
City council asks governor to close unsafe nuclear power plants – The Daily Californian 6/20/2012
Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission submitted proposal to the City Council

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