Secretary of State No.
NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS--RESTRICTIONS ON CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION. INITIATIVE. Prohibits construction of nuclear power plants unless: (1) after one year the liability limits imposed by federal government are removed, and (2) after five years the Legislature, by two-thirds vote, confirms effectiveness of safety systems and waste disposal methods. If both above conditions are not met within five years, existing power plants shall be derated at 10% per year from original licensed capacity. If liability limits not removed within one year, existing power plants shall operate at 60% capacity or less. Does not apply to small-scale medical or experimental nuclear reactors. If the proposed initiative is adopted there will be no substantial increase in state operating costs. However, if the initiative restricts the operation of existing nuclear power plants there is a potential for substantial damage claims against the state by the owners of the plants.
Alvin Duskin, 1244 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, California; Richard B. Spohn, 10813 Barman Street, Culver City, California
Failed to Qualify
Safe Nuclear Energy California Initiative 87 (1974).