Whether or not you’re happy to see Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant go bye-bye in 2025, we’re guessing you’ve thought at least once: “I wonder what they’re going to do with all that amazing pristine land in 56 million years when the plutonium has decayed enough to make it safe.” Of course you have. Well, our PG&E overlords have appointed an “Engagement Panel” of 12 regular volunteer peeps to “provide direct input on behalf of the local community” as they decide the fate of those ~12,000 acres along 14 miles of coastland.
They attended meetings. They held workshops. They hiked with the public. Then, in December, they released their report with a suggestion that removal of spent nuclear fuel be safe and start right away (vs. you know, safety second and waiting 60 years). For the lands, they praised PG&E’s stewardship thus far and suggested conservation and public access as well as native american heritage preservation. Got thoughts for them?