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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 movin...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...
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