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Utility Ignores Concerns Over Nuclear Waste Disposal

Utility Ignores Concerns Over Nuclear Waste Disposal

Editor, About 100 people show up at all of the Southern California Edison meetings about their plans to decommission San Onofre. Serious concerns are raised and ignored. SCE is continuing without changing any part of its plan when concerns are raised. They are moving fast. Dangerous decisions are about to be finalized. In Germany the nuclear industry shut […]

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Only Public Outcry Can Reverse Spent Fuel Plans

Only Public Outcry Can Reverse Spent Fuel Plans

Editor, Last October in a letter to the Indy, “Without Oversight for Spent Fuel,” I explained the just revealed SCE plans to leave 1,632 tons of deadly spent fuel at San Onofre until the federal government came to take it away. In that year of meetings, policies have not improved; they have gotten worse. This Aug. 26, […]

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Urban Designer’s View of Laguna’s Future

Urban Designer’s View of Laguna’s Future

The public is invited to a presentation by urban designer and local resident Steve Kellenberg at the next general membership meeting of Village Laguna, Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Kellenberg, a 33-year resident and adjunct USC professor, will present his ideas about the town and the future. Refreshments will […]

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Where Activism and Art Converge

Where Activism and Art Converge

A black and white photograph focuses on a mother reading to her son. The caption under the image by photojournalist and author James Lerager identifies the woman as Debbie Baker, one of the countless “downwinders” affected by the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear explosion. She blamed her son’s Down syndrome on radio-active fallout and sued […]

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Domes Will Remain Intact for Years

Domes Will Remain Intact for Years

By Rita Robinson and Andrea Adelson| LB Indy   The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Clemente won’t be restarted again, but it will be years before its distinctive double domes disappear from the coastline. “It doesn’t happen overnight,” said Edison spokeswoman Maureen Brown, describing a years-long process decontaminating and deconstructing the plant under […]

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Updated: San Onofre Power Plant Closed

Updated: San Onofre Power Plant Closed

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was permanently closed today, Southern California Edison announced. “I didn’t think Edison would throw in the towel so early,” Arnie Gunderson, a 40-year former nuclear industry engineer and co-founder of the anti-nuclear nonprofit Fairewinds Energy Education Corp, said Friday at an impromptu press conference held on the frontage road at […]

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Japan’s Ex-Leader Reverses Stance on Nuclear Power

Japan’s Ex-Leader Reverses Stance on Nuclear Power

“Will we survive ourselves?” That’s the question Japan’s former prime minister, who resigned after the nuclear reactor meltdown in Fukushima, posed during an unprecedented visit to Southern California this week to oppose nuclear power. In San Diego for a panel discussion on Tuesday, Naoto Kan admitted he favored nuclear power as a source of clean […]

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Momentum Builds to Quiet SONGS

Momentum Builds to Quiet SONGS

In the wake of a ruling requiring public input before the ailing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station restarts, a local advocacy group aims to collect 5,000 signatures from residents on a petition seeking the plant’s permanent closure. San Clemente Green is also asking residents who live in the fallout zone of the nuclear power plant […]

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Plant Isn’t Worth the Risk

Plant Isn’t Worth the Risk

Editor, Thank you Rita Robinson for your timely article, “Group Calls for Keeping San Onofre Closed,” Jan. 18 edition. Many signs show SCE plans to restart one reactor dome in March. I have attended all of the NRC meetings held here in Southern California.  At the last one in November I could not believe that SCE […]

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Group Calls for Keeping San Onofre Closed

Group Calls for Keeping San Onofre Closed

An anti-nuclear advocacy group demanded indefinitely suspending Southern California Edison’s license to operate San Onofre’s nuclear generators at a hearing Wednesday unless the utility receives federal regulatory approval to restart the plant. In a formal hearing before the federal Nuclear Regulatory Agency, spokesmen for Friends of the Earth claimed that Edison illegally breached its obligation […]

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Village Matters: Facing up to SONGS

Village Matters: Facing up to SONGS

It’s one of those issues. What will we say to our kids when they ask, “Did you speak up?”  I hope they don’t have to ask, “Why did you let that happen?” It was that kind of night at the City Council, one to remember.  We had our own locally broadcast “60 Minutes” program with […]

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Stoked Over San O Polaroids

Stoked Over San O Polaroids

A recently-rediscovered collection of 150 black-and-white Polaroid photographs will be showcased in the exhibition, “The Happy Beach Bums from San Onofre,” at the Surfing Heritage Foundation, 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, from Aug. 5 to Oct. 28. Taken by the late Don Davis, the photographs document the culture of the San Onofre beach in the […]

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Long Hot Summer of Debate Over San Onofre

Long Hot Summer of Debate Over San Onofre

As a result of findings from a radiation leak inspection at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, regulatory officials now plan a series of local meetings this summer exploring unresolved issues that will keep the plant offline indefinitely. A first meeting this past Monday in San Juan Capistrano concerned the NRC’s inspection of worn metal […]

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Green Chamber of Commerce Mixes it Up

Green Chamber of Commerce Mixes it Up

OC Green Chamber holds a 7 p.m. mixer and membership meeting open to the public on Thursday, June 28, at BC Space Gallery, 235 Forest Ave. Speakers include AQMD spokeswoman Debra Ashby and Gary Headrick of San Clemente Green discussing the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Bring your own pot luck dessert, or hors d’oeuvre […]

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Study Claims Flaws Caused Nuclear Leak

Study Claims Flaws Caused Nuclear Leak

Changes at the San Onofre nuclear power plant that “crammed” 400 additional tubes into one generator required drilling that allegedly weakened the generator’s foundation, according to a study by the nuclear watchdog group Friends of the Earth. The weakened foundation along with removing a support piece called the “stay cylinder,” designed to prevent vibration, caused […]