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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:29 AM

Crowd grills NRC at San Onofre meeting

Source: Orange County Register

A panel of nuclear regulators fielded pointed questions and sometimes angry comments from a crowd of more than 1,000 people Tuesday night at a meeting in Capistrano Beach about reopening one of two idled reactors at the San Onofre nuclear plant.

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But officials from area cities spoke of their concerns about the nuclear plant, and the safety of the plan to restart San Onofre's Unit 2 reactor at 70 percent power.

"The restart of Unit 2, even at reduced power, is a dangerous experiment that threatens the safety of 8.2 million Southern California residents living within a 50-mile radius," a representative of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said, reading a letter from Filner.

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"We demand that a federal court make a determination to see if there's been any criminal wrongdoing by NRC, Edison and Mitsubishi," said activist Gene Stone, prompting a burst of applause.

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Read more: http://www.ocregister.com/news/restart-495627-nrc-plant.html

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:41 AM

1. San Diego County, the City of San Diego, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Los Angeles

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/feb/13/tp-regulators-discuss-san-onofre-concerns/

REGULATORS DISCUSS SAN ONOFRE CONCERNS
By Morgan Lee 12:01 A.M. FEB. 13, 2013 Updated 9 P.M. FEB. 12, 2013

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Political and government representatives from San Diego County, the City of San Diego, Del Mar and Solana Beach and Los Angeles spoke or read prepared statements, emphasizing the gravity of safety concerns.

Several called on the nuclear commission to open a quasi-judicial license amendment review of the plant and its restart request.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:54 AM

2. du rec. nt

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:00 AM

3. Video of the hearing on ustream

The hearing was during Obama's State of the Union, I watched part of the live stream, someone talked about the effect an accident would have on the Port of San Diego, then a representative of Bob Filner read his letter, which was really good.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:20 AM

4. I was there for much of it. I sat in an overflow room because Edison bused in

many, many union workers who were paid to be there taking up space.

There were few answers given by NRC reps that were helpful, as they claimed that investigations, Edison responses, studies, and reports were still in progress. NRC reps seemed smart but not ready to give meaningful responses.

A lot of the questions asked while I was there had to do with lack of transparency in the process, lack of confidence by the public and public officials, and with a call for a full license amendment hearing instead of administrative review behind closed doors.

Important stuff pertaining to the nuclear plant with the worst safety record in the US...many serious problems.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:14 PM

5. shudders at a thought I just had...Pictures Condi in my head "No one could have predicted..." nt

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:34 PM

6. We are so lucky in San Diego that Bob Filner's our mayor now.

He was one of the most progressive members of Congress for 20 years, he doesn't suffer fools or bs, and he is totally
on the side of the people of San Diego.

I'm sure our former Republican mayor or Filner's ALEC/Tea Party opponent would never have written a letter to keep San Onofre shut down for the safety of San Diego and SoSoCa. For Filner writing a letter like that is just second nature.


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