San Onofre Madness: Edison Lies, NRC Regulators Wimping Out – Nina Babiarz of Public Watchdogs + Langley, Aguirre, Gilmore – NH #406

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San Onofre Madness: nuclear waste storage in “lemon” of a Holtec system?
No thanks!  We deserve better!

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This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Nina Babiarz is a board member of Public Watchdogs, a non-profit safety watchdog group which has worked closely on San Onofre issues.

    Among the testimonies given in front of Southern California Edison’s tightly controlled Community Enragement, uh, Engagement Panel hearings:

  • San Clemente resident Jeff Steinmetz
  • San Diego-based attorney Mike Aguirre
  • Public Watchdogs Executive Director Charles Langley
  • Donna Gilmore of San Onofre Safety.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Just in case Japan wasn’t being besieged by ongoing radiation releases from Fukushima Daiichi and you want more radioactivity, just join the Japanese online auction for depleted uranium and yellowcake uranium concentrate powder!  (What – no ebay “buy now” option?)

Activist Info Links:

  • Fairewinds Energy Education article refuting the Michael Shill-burger, uh, Shellenberger pro-nuclear infomercial that appeared in Forbes on March 11, 2019 (Numnutz of the Week, Nuclear Hotseat #403, March 12, 2019).  Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three MIle Island Prove Why Nuclear Power will Never Be Inherently Safe provides a stunning smackdown of Steve Forbes’ favorite nuclear shill – and represents the kind of excellent work we have come to expect from Fairewinds.
  • Startup promotes permanent nuclear waste storage by Christine Legere in Cape Cod Times.  A look at a possible means of permanently storing nuclear waste that will not require Yucca Mountain and just might be effective, as well as economically feasible.
  • How To Survive Radiation Exposure – Guidance on Diagnosis and Treatment for Healthcare Providers – government info.  I haven’t had a chance to check this one out thoroughly.  Anyone who has the inclination to do so, vet the info and send me an email at: info@nuclearhotseat.com with your evaluation.  This will help guide future coverage.  Thanks!
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