Hear the interview at this link… http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/disaster-drill-at-san-onofre-nuke-plant-20110411

Hear the interview at this link… http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/disaster-drill-at-san-onofre-nuke-plant-20110411

The industry spokesman, Gil Alexander says that “We will put the plant in the greatest jeopardy they can imagine”. Yet for the past 24 years the NRC’s position is that a simultaneous event (radiation release, quake/tsunami and damaged infrastructure) was so remote it would be a waste of utility funds to plan for such an event.  Now that the “unimaginable has happened in Japan”, will the NRC change it’s requirements or is this just public outreach? Will they plan for the complications of evacuation routes being destroyed by an earthquake, and a possible tsunami or adapt the current 10 mile evacuation plan to accommodate the 7 million people that reside within the 50 mile radius recommended by our own NRC experts in Japan? We’ll have to wait for the results that will be discussed on Friday at the San Juan Capistrano CUSD Headquarters at 4:00pm (not timed very well for public participation).

There will also be another meeting at the same location on April 28th at 6:00 pm. We hope the timing will allow for a large group of citizens to attend. Be there early to be assured of getting a seat and if desired, have a chance to be heard. The room tends to get filled by employees and other pro-industry speakers, but the NRC works for us, and we should remind them of that. From what I have observed, the fact that the industry and the NRC are co-dependent on each others existence has not been working in favor of the public’s interest. Get informed. Show up. It really matters with stakes so high!