Tag Archive: nuclear power

Nov 26

Diablo Canyon adobe and cattle, before construction of the atomic plant

Ruins of an adobe near the planned Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in 1968 before construction licenses were approved. ©Jim Vestal/Telegram-Tribune 3-2-1968

Over forty years ago an adobe ruin was the biggest structure at Diablo Canyon. At the time every major California utility was in pursuit of a nuclear option to serve California’s expanding population. In March of 1968 the construction permits had not yet been issued by the Atomic Energy Commission. By June archeology was underway …

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Oct 03

Abalone Alliance Concert


June 30, 1979 It was San Luis Obispo County’s Woodstock only with less mud, sex, drugs or rock and roll but more politics. They estimated 20,000 would attend. Over 30,000 people jammed Highway 1 for a combination music festival and anti-nuclear rally. It was held on the Army airstrip behind Cuesta College almost three months …

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Sep 25

Cayucos Nuclear Power Plant 1966

Visiting Cayucos area site of test drilling by state engineers are three members of the Morro Bay-Cayucos Joint Atomic-Seawater Reclamation Committee (left to right) Joe Giannini, Jack Lindemann and chairman Duval Williams. January 9, 1966 The Atomic Age was on the march. Three years earlier Cal Poly had installed a micro wattage demonstration reactor. In …

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