Mark your calendar for San Onofre Webinar, May 23, 5:30PM
Nuclear experts say safety measures could fail with
floods, tsunamis, climate change and severe weather
DATELINE SAN DIEGO: On May 23, at 5:30 PM, Two groups dedicated to radiation safety, San Clemente Green, and Public Watchdogs, are hosting a FREE public webinar on the growing threat of floods, tsunamis, terrorist attacks and climate change at the site of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).
The SONGS beachfront nuclear waste dump is located in a tsunami inundation flood zone on top of an earthquake fault line 108 feet from the Pacific Ocean. The 3.6 million pounds of deadly radioactive waste are lethal for at least 250,000 years, and stored in thin-walled steel canisters that are vulnerable to corrosion, flooding, stress cracking and radioactive releases.
Despite concerns raised by nuclear safety advocates, the owner of SONGS, Southern California Edison (SCE), has dismissed these documented risks as “not credible” during publicly funded “Community Engagement Panel” meetings while suppressing the expert testimony and safety analyses of established nuclear safety advocates.
The panel will expose the risks of storing high-level nuclear waste on the beach, and the possibility of a sustained nuclear reaction at the site from a civilian and engineering perspective. They will also expose the failure of regulators and industry leaders to realistically assess risks of storing deadly nuclear waste.
“The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is supposed to require the ability to retrieve and move this deadly radioactive waste, but it has failed to enforce its own regulations,” says Paul Blanch, an engineer with more than 40 years of nuclear experience. According to presenter, Cathy Iwane, “We intend to raise public awareness of the lax safety regulation at SONGS by providing an accurate, truthful, and scientifically correct Webinar on May 23, 2023. We have also invited the NRC and Southern California Edison to attend and participate.”
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AND ADVOCATES, CONTACT CHARLES LANGLEY (858) 752-4600
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