NOTICE OF PRESS CONFERENCE

Surfers in HazMat Gear to
gather at Superior Court
Friday, April 14th
Scroll down for photos of HazMat Surfers.
 
WHO:         75 surfers, mermaids, musicians and concerned citizens
dressed in yellow HazMat Gear
. Public invited
(see attached photos)

WHAT:      An event in support of nuclear waste safety at San Onofre

WHEN:      1:00 PM (participants should arrive at noon for set-up)

WHERE:    Steps of the San Diego Superior Court Hall of Justice
330 West Broadway, San Diego CA (Get Map)
WHY:         This is a gathering of conscious, concerned citizens in
support  of a safe solution to the disposal of deadly nuclear
waste at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

BACKGROUND In 276 days (see Countdown clock at Public Watchdogs) Southern California Edison will bury nuclear waste that’s deadly for 250,000 years in steel drums that are guaranteed to last fewer than 25 years (source document).

The waste will be stored in delicate thin-walled drums that are thinner than the diameter of a dime. Each drum will hold 37 deadly nuclear fuel rods with the radiation equivalent of what was released at Chernobyl (about 9,3 nuclear warheads on average). The planned location will place the canister three feet above the saltwater table and 36 yards from the public beach. To date, all legal and regulatory efforts to remove the waste have failed … But there is hope.

The plaintiffs have forced Southern California Edison to enter into negotiations to remove the nuclear waste and to consider other alternative locations that are less dangerous. According to Charles Langley, executive director of Public Watchdogs, the reason Southern California Edison has entered into negotiations is two-fold: “First, they want to avoid having their alleged criminal activities documented in court, and second, they fear a groundswell of negative public opinion and awareness.”

This event is in support of nuclear safety and sanity. We are asking for peaceful, conscious, responsible citizens to attend and support a positive solution to our deadly nuclear waste problems at San Onofre. It is vital that as the negotiations continue through late July, that the issue of nuclear safety remain in the public eye.  receive constant and continuous public attention.

Attendees will begin gathering at noon, a press conference will convene on the steps of the Hall of Justice at 1:00 PM.

Public Watchdogs has stated publicly that a nuclear incident at the failed San Onofre Reactor is “unavoidable” (see brief video explainer). ANYONE who understands what has happened at San Onofre KNOWS that the threat of a nuclear situation at San Onofre is the single biggest public health issue facing the residents of Southern California today.

For more information of background contact Charles Langley at (858) 752-4600 or Langley  (at)  publicwatchdogs.org

Public Watchdogs HazMat Surf Team. Photos by Michael Dyrland

 

Michael Dyrland, photographer. Reproduced with permission

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