Press Conference & Meeting with Jaczko ? Related Articles

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The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission visited the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station on Friday. http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Forange_county&id=8611561

Safety Concerns at San Onofre  http://www.kusi.com/video?clipId=6918718&autostart=true

“They have to demonstrate to us that they understand the causes and ultimately they have a plan to address those causes that will ensure public health and safety,” says Nuclear Regulator Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko. Jaczko toured the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station http://www.nbclosangeles.com/video/#!/news/top-stories/video-override/No-Plans-Yet-to-Reopen-San-Onofore-Nuclear-Plant/146501135

The environmentalist groups San Clemente Green and Friends of the Earth are demanding a full accounting of what went wrong at the plant.  http://www.cbs8.com/story/17350295/nrc-chief-heads-to-sickly-san-onofre-nuclear-plant

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The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station got a visit Friday from the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as inspectors continue to investigate unusual wear in steam generator tubes.

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“They have to demonstrate to us that they understand the causes and ultimately they have a plan to address those causes that will ensure public health and safety,” says Nuclear Regulator Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko. 

Covers our press conference and  mis-information from Issa http://www.ktla.com/videogallery/69254161/News/VIDEO-U-S-Nuclear-Regulatory-Commission-Chairman-Tours-San-Onofre-Jim-Nash-reports

The environmentalist groups San Clemente Green and Friends of the Earth are demanding a full accounting of what went wrong at the plant. The FOE has been running a television ad that contends SCE is rushing the plant back into service, a charge the utility denies. http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/NRC-Chairman-Tours-San-Onofre-Nuclear-Power-Plant-146509675.html 

The fact that the NRC is treating the tube wear in both units as separate issues outraged Gary Headrick, head of the anti-nuclear group San Clemente Green.

“My biggest concern is that I get the impression that what they are saying is that even though the generators are identical, they’re treating them differently,” he said. “I can’t find it in my logic that they would shut down Unit 3 and allow Unit 2 to operate.”

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“Why are we living with this crazy risk for energy that we can do without?” said Donna Gilmore, a San Clemente resident who runs a website called San Onofre Safety. “It’s like the emperor has no clothes, but he’s got a lot of money.”http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/congressman-hopes-san-onofre-is-up-and-running-by-summer.html

Earlier in the day, Gary Headrick, founder of anti-nuclear group San Clemente Green, led a press conference calling for the closure of the power plant. After being approached by whistleblowers at the plant about the problems with the newer steam generators well before the January, he remained skeptical about SCE. He said the utility company had the chance to find and fix the problems before they needed to be taken out of service. http://sanclementetimes.com/bookmark/18157899

“I’m pretty convinced that this is time for us to move on to a new technology,” said Gary Headrick, founder of the group San Clemente Green.Meanwhile, a small group of volunteers have launched an effort to monitor radiation levels in the air around San Onofre, using Geiger counters that can be hooked up to smartphones.Gene Stone, 65, of San Clemente, said he will be posting the readings in real time on the website of his group, Residents Organized for a Safe Environment. Activists, along with elected officials from several communities in the area, are scheduled to meet with Jaczko in the afternoon. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/anti-nuke-protesters-gather-outside-shuttered-san-onofre.html

Ad Campaign ? Video http://www.latimes.com/videogallery/69180432/News/Ad-Campaign-Calls-For-Permanently-Closing-San-Onofre

Last week, a report commissioned by another environmental group, Friends of the Earth, claimed Southern California Edison misled the NRC about design changes that it said are the likely culprit in excessive tube wear. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/industries/nuclear-regulatory-commission-chief-promises-tough-review-of-tubes-at-ailing-calif-nuke-plant/2012/04/06/gIQA7owc0S_story.html

“If we were to let things go as they’ve gone in the past, it’s very likely that we’d experience a Fukushima right here in Southern California,” Headrick said at the rally. “And that’s why we’re here today.” 

Over 900 comments http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/06/us/california-nuclear-plant/?hpt=hp_t2

“We want to prevent San Onofre from being our Fukushima,” Patti Davis, a 52-year-old mother of three from San Clemente, said in reference to last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan. Activists and elected officials from cities, including Irvine, Santa Ana and Laguna Beach, met with Jaczko to voice their concerns. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0407-san-onofre-20120407,0,6808717.story

“We saw what happened in Japan and we’re terrified that it could happen right here in Southern California,” said Patti Davis, a member of the local community groups San Clemente Green

and San Onofre Safety. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-usa-nuclearvisitl2e8f61yk-20120406,0,4518606,full.story

“Something has gone seriously wrong at the nuclear plant and the way in which Edison conducted itself,” Gene Stone of Residents for a Safe Environment said in the statement. “If the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants any credibility in this town, they need to know they can’t sweep shoddy equipment and radiation leaks under the rug.” http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-04/D9TVI1D00.htm

“Something has gone seriously wrong at the nuclear plant and the way in which Edison conducted itself,” Gene Stone, of Residents for a Safe Environment, said in a statement. “If the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants any credibility in this town, they need to know they can’t sweep shoddy equipment and radiation leaks under the rug.”  http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/nrc-chief-pledges-tough-1408719.html

Gary Headrick, founder of the group San Clemente Green, said that such public pressure was needed in order to guard against a nuclear crisis along the lines of what happened last year at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant.”If we were to let things go as they’ve gone in the past, it’s very likely that we’d experience a Fukushima right here in Southern California,” Headrick said at the rally. “And that’s why we’re here today.” http://www.clickorlando.com/news/California-nuclear-plant-shut-indefinitely/-/1637132/10301876/-/iao1qvz/-/

The fact that the NRC is treating the tube wear in both units as separate issues outraged Gary Headrick, head of the anti-nuclear group San Clemente Green.”My biggest concern is that I get the impression that what they are saying is that even though the generators are identical, they’re treating them differently,” he said. “I can’t find it in my logic that they would shut down Unit 3 and allow Unit 2 to operate.” http://sanclemente.patch.com/articles/nrc-head-no-nuke-plant-restart-until-tube-leak-cause-found

Earlier in the day, Gary Headrick, founder of anti-nuclear group San Clemente Green, led a press conference calling for the closure of the power plant. After being approached by whistleblowers at the plant about the problems with the newer steam generators well before the January, he remained skeptical about SCE. He said the utility company had the chance to find and fix the problems before they needed to be taken out of service. http://www.danapointtimes.com/view/full_story/18157899/article-NRC–Power-Plant-Restart-Hinges-on-Assurances-of-Safety?instance=DP-eye_on_sc

Two environmental groups, Friends of the Earth and San Clemente Green, issued a statement urging the chairman to make a ?full determination? of problems at the plant before considering a restart. Last week, a report commissioned by Friends of the Earth claimed the utility misled the NRC about design changes that it said are the likely culprit in excessive tube wear. http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2111375,00.html http://fuelfix.com/blog/2012/04/06/nrc-chief-heads-to-sickly-calif-nuke-plant/

The environmentalist groups San Clemente Green and Friends of the Earth are demanding a full accounting of what went wrong at the plant. The FOE has been running a television ad that contends SCE is rushing the plant back into service, a charge the utility denies. http://www.fox5sandiego.com/news/rss/kswb-nrc-chairman-to-visit-san-onofre-nuclear-power-plant-20120405,0,1633469.story

Gary Headrick, founder of San Clemente Green, said safety should be a concern over profits.He said the groups won’t accept “shallow responses” from the NRC or Southern California Edison regarding the state of the station. http://www.scpr.org/news/2012/04/06/31933/chairman-nuclear-commission-considers-closing-san-/

?All of these things contributed to what could have been a catastrophic accident, a meltdown,? he said. ?We had a close call.?  Headrick said his group is asking for answers about why the leak occurred before the two-year-old generators are restarted. ?We?re insisting that a root cause analysis is done and that it?s independently verified by other nuclear experts and that there?s a period of interaction with the public so that we really understand the decision-making process and that we have a part to play in this.  It?s our lives that are at stake.? http://www.lagunabeachindependent.com/2012/04/06/nuclear-officials-inspect-san-2/

?Chairman Jaczko needs to know that the citizens of Southern California are watching,? said Gary Headrick with San Clemente Green. ?We deserve answers, and we better get them before they even think about turning these reactors back on. If the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants any credibility in this town, they need to know they can?t sweep shoddy equipment and radiation leaks under the rug.? http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9254

“There is clearly a heightened awareness and concern given what happened in Japan. And what’s happened at San Onofre over the last couple of months doesn’t exactly give us confidence,” said Verna Rollinger, the mayor pro tem of nearby Laguna Beach, who would like to see the plant closed. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304072004577323712653923638.html  ?We cannot trust these people,? said Ray Lutz, national coordinator of Citizens’ Oversight. ?They can?t even keep the batteries hooked up,? he added, referring to a recent four-year period when a battery for back-up safety systems was disconnected.  http://voiceofoc.org/oc_coast/san_clemente/article_abfd7168-8064-11e1-b0ad-001a4bcf887a.html

Gary Headrick, founder of San Clemente Green, said safety should be a concern over profits.He said the groups won’t accept “shallow responses” from the NRC or Southern California Edison regarding the state of the station. http://www.scpr.org/news/2012/04/06/31933/chairman-nuclear-commission-considers-closing-san-/