San Onofre update and coming events


There was a leak of radiation about two weeks ago due to failing parts in the
new generators for which rate payers just paid $640 million. The amount


There was a leak of radiation about two weeks ago due to failing parts in the
new generators for which rate payers just paid $640 million. The amount
of radiation can’t be determined until workers can inspect the damage, yet
spokespersons for the plant offer empty promises that there was “probably
very little radiation released”. In contrast with their other claims that we
can’t live without the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, no power has
been generated from this plant for 14 days and counting, and we still have
all the power we need.

Important facts to share with others…

According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), San Onofre has ten
times more safety issues than any other plant in the USA.

The plant was designed to withstand a 7.0 quake but the latest USGS
predictions say we are overdue for an earthquake 4 miles off shore of 7.5 to
8.0, which is 5 to 10 times greater than the plants structural design basis.

They tell us we are protected by a 30 foot tsunami wall, but I’ve measured
it myself at high tide and it is only 14 feet tall, at the highest point.

An accident at San Onofre could result in the evacuation of 8 million people
and leave a no-go zone of at least 12 miles indefinitely. All transportation
between LA and San Diego would be cut off permanently. Camp Pendleton would
be rendered useless (good reason for terrorist attack). Property owners
would be left with nothing since there is no such thing as insurance for
radiation contamination.

The NRC is considering leaving 4,000 TONS of radioactive waste on site for
200 to 300 years because there is nowhere to take it.

For all this risk to the public, SCE makes $2 million per day while
California gets less than 7% of our energy from them.

And there is so much more…

Now do you see why we just can’t let this issue go, as much as we might like
to at times? The regulators simply are not doing their job so we must work
around them.

With that in mind, please know that we need more help as we continue this
struggle for all of our safety.

Important Events…

We are planning some special events around the anniversary of the
earthquake, tsunami and the ongoing radiation problems; “Fukushima
Remembered” with a new documentary and two guest speakers from
Fukushima taking place in the Community Center. After those presentations
will be a candlelight procession on Avenida Del Mar to honor those lost,
displaced and still suffering in Japan. There will be a protest (see attached),  at San
Onofre on the following day bringing together groups from LA to San Diego.

Please put these dates on your calendar and tell others (more specifics to
come), Fukushima Remembered on 3/10 and Protest on 3/11.

Please send donations (not tax deductible) to help cover the costs for
movies and guest speakers to San Clemente Green, 2837 Penasco, San Clemente
CA 92673

You can also gather signatures for the California Nuclear Initiative by
downloading files at

Thanks for your continued support. We can’t do what needs to be done without it.

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