NH #335: “Chernobyl Disaster in a Can” – 73 Vulnerable-To-Cracking Radioactive Waste Canisters Set for CA Ocean-Front Burial at San Onofre: Donna Gilmore

San Onofre Nuclear Reactors

This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Donna Gilmore of SanOnofreSafety.org reports on Southern California Edison’s plans to bury 1,800 tons – that’s 3,600,000 pounds <!> of high-level radioactive waste a mere 36 yards from high tide in canisters that are vulnerable to cracking in 2 years and leaking within 20 yearsEach one contains a Chernobyl disaster’s worth of radiation on the Pacific Ocean less than 70 miles from Los Angeles!

What to do:

  • Download petition and info sheets HERE – it’s the top story on the page.
  • Get signatures on the petition and send to San Onofre Safety (hard copy signatures on paper are necessary).
  • Use the info sheet to engage in conversation on the issues.
  • CA RESIDENTS:  Call your state representative; locate her or him HERE: www.findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov
  • CALL the California Coastal Commission: (562) 590-5071
  • To read the Federal Register containing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s admission of no requirements for aging of radioactive waste-containing canisters, CLICK HERE.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness): 

“Shelter in place” after a nuclear accident… and stay there?  New study provides a great way to keep the bodies out of the streets and the clean-up to a minimum!  Beware of “*NEW IMPROVED*” methods of measuring radioactive risk… and always check out who’s behind the funding for this kind of bogus pro-nuclear “research.”