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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:54 AM

Residents Rethink a Nuclear Neighbor

Source: Wall Street Journal

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—For three decades, the reactor domes of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station have been fixtures on the coastline here less than five miles south of this surfer's paradise.

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Federal and plant officials have taken notice of the growing unrest, sending emissaries to speak at community meetings and city council sessions.

On Friday, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko will visit the plant with U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) to learn more about the pipe-degradation issue, NRC officials said. Afterward, Mr. Jaczko is scheduled to meet with reporters and then privately with local activists pressing for the plant to close permanently.

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In Irvine, a city of 220,000 people 22 miles north of the plant, City Council member Larry Agran was met with applause last week when he issued a call to decommission San Onofre at a packed City Council meeting. He said he plans to ask the council to vote on a resolution to close it and that he wants the region to look to alternate sources of energy, like solar power.

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Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304072004577323712653923638.html

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bananas Apr 2012 OP
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #1
dbackjon Apr 2012 #2
AndyTiedye Apr 2012 #4
JDPriestly Apr 2012 #5
dbackjon Apr 2012 #6
JDPriestly Apr 2012 #9
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2012 #7
jwirr Apr 2012 #3
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2012 #8

Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:01 AM

1. San Onofre, look north... We decomissioned Rancho Seco in Sacramento , (constant accidents,

releases, etc), in the late 80's. It ain't that difficult when you compare it to keeping it open and chancing a stateside Fukushima.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:02 PM

2. Short-sighted NIMBYS

What, you want coal-fired plants in Arizona to provide your power?

Carpet the desert with solar panels, destroying irresplacible habitat?

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:25 PM

4. Do You Want to Evacuate Southern California When the Next Big Earthquake Hits?

They only built that plant to survive a 7.0, and that was decades ago. It is operating well beyond its design lifetime.
There are earthquake faults within a mile of the plant.
It isn't a question of IF, it is a question of WHEN.



http://www.ocregister.com/articles/plant-291963-alexander-onofre.html

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:43 AM

5. We want solar panels on our homes.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 12:34 PM

6. Then by all means put them there

Nuclear power is stopping you from doing so?

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 01:15 AM

9. Yes. The investment money goes into nuclear and huge solar projects.

It is not spent on making rooftop solar panels affordable.

Those of us on Social Security cannot afford them. But wealthy people can invest in nuclear and then charge us for the electricity. Stupid system.

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 12:42 PM

7. More likely to have an earthquake

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:54 PM

3. Isn't there considerable danger even when they are decommissioned? In Fukushima it was spent

rods as much as what was happening elsewhere.

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