Important NRC Meeting on San Onofre Nuclear Plant Safety

June 18th, 2012 5 PM – 9 PM
San Juan Capistrano
Your voice is needed!

The crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant has posed an unnecessary risk to our environment and our communities. It has also left Southern California Edison ratepayers footing a 670.8 million dollar bill for critically-flawed steam generator equipment. Lax oversight on the part of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) allowed this to happen. On June 18th, we have our first opportunity to hold the NRC accountable. Your voice is needed! Please attend this meeting.
On January 31st, a steam generator tube ruptured in San Onofre reactor Unit 3, releasing radioactive steam into the environment. Further inspection revealed unprecedented, accelerated wear in the recently replaced steam generators of both reactor Units 2 and 3.
According to reports by nuclear expert, Arnie Gundersen, these replacement steam generators contain significant design changes. These changes should have required a full license amendment process, with a public hearing. Instead, NRC Region IV accepted Southern California Edison’s word and allowed these replacement steam generators to be licensed under a perfunctory, rubberstamp process.
The NRC responded to these significant steam generator problems by deploying an Augmented Inspection Team (AIT). However, this team is under the oversight of Region IV, the same NRC office that rubberstamped the critically-flawed replacement steam generators initially.
On Monday, June 18th, the NRC will hold a preliminary public hearing on the AIT findings. However, the NRC has released no prior documentation to enable the public to make fully-informed inquiries into this process. This meeting is a gesture in the direction of transparency. However, there has been no real commitment to public engagement and the dissemination of information.
We must hold them accountable. Please come to the hearing, bring friends, and make your voices heard! Our communities deserve safety and transparency!

LOCATION:

San Juan Capistrano Community Center
Community Hall
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

For further information, please contact Gene Stone
For copy of official NRC Meeting notice and NRC Contact information go to http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1215/ML12159A310.pdf

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8 Responses to Important NRC Meeting on San Onofre Nuclear Plant Safety

  1. Pingback: San Onofre Nuke Decommissioned « Content Curated By Darin R. McClure & a few photos

  2. I am not nearly as active as I should be, but I have been looking for activities in support of the efforts to shut down SONGS… And I am absolutely amazed that the 6/18 meeting in SJC is not getting more attention. It seems to me to be a rare opportunity to provide feedback directly to the Federal regulators, as well as an opportunity to have a public trial of SCE. If there was any time and place this year for protestors and other concerned locals to show up, seems to me that this is it. Why are there not more activities planned around this? I wish I had more pull in my community to get folks there.

  3. Hope to see you there and I hope you bring a bus load with you.

  4. Lauren Steiner says:

    As a member of Occupy LA, I have been trying to get the activist community to be interested in this issue. I think I could have brought a large contingent if I didn’t just find out about this meeting 24 hours before. Do you think there will be another opportunity? I’m sure I could get a whole busload of people to come from LA with more notice.

  5. Betty says:

    My family and I are attending. Is the meeting at 5pm or 6pm? We will be driving up from San Diego County. We rarely hear anything on the news about San Onofre, I don’t think residence even are aware of the condition of the plant or the potential danger if we were to have a large earthquake.

  6. NRC meetings starts at 6 pm. we will have a press conference starting at 5 pm. in front the center. We are glad you and your family are coming, please telling everyone you know to come as well.

  7. Doctors for environmental health says:

    Epidemiological studies will only waste time and give Edison & the NRC leeway to continue to endanger the public & environment. It’s time to collect baby teeth and get immediate results on the levels of radiation our children are being subjected to.

  8. Yes I agree that this should be done.

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