Congratulations may be a bit premature since we are only up to 20 % power, but so far, so good!

Congratulations may be a bit premature since we are only up to 20 % power, but so far, so good! While problems with the system still remain, I?m sure we will all breathe a sigh of relief when we succeed at getting to 100% power and get past this crucial time in the plant?s operations. The fact remains that as host city to a nuclear power plant that has ten times the industry norm for safety violations, nothing seems to demand our attention quite like it, especially in light of recent earthquakes. Keep in mind that SONGS was designed in the 1960s to withstand a 7.0 earthquake within five miles of the epicenter. The Newport/Inglewood Fault which passes within three miles from SONGS is capable of a 7.4 to 7.5 quake. Easter?s earthquake near the Mexican border was a 7.2, and California?s earthquake preparedness exercise “Shake Out” anticipates a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Iodide tablets should be in your hands in another 4-6 weeks if you sent in your postcard requesting them. Please consider attending the Disaster Preparedness Event to be held on April 28, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the San Clemente Senior Center, 242 Avenida Del Mar. San Clemente Green will be there to cover ideas for sheltering at home, in case evacuation is not possible.