Will we have a truly Historic NRC meeting?

Mr. Collins,

Thank you so much for your call this morning regarding the next NRC meeting on San Onofre. I believe we both seek to have a truly excellent quality public meeting to discuss the serious problems confronting the health and well being of our Southern California communities that SONGS presents.

I appreciate you accepting our input so willingly. With the goal of having a truly historic and beneficial public meeting I submit this idea for your consideration. To let all parties have a set at the table. Meaning a table for the NRC, SCE, “US” (citizens group leaders & 2 experts), & Elected Officials, so that we can all make a short opening statement and “take” and “answers” questions from the audience. The best way do to this is a category 3 meeting, which you told me on June 18 is your call.

My hope is you will take this idea under serious consideration for the most successful NRC meeting ever. It is my hope that we can work together for a safe future
for all Californians.

Warm regards,

Gene Stone

Mr. Collins Region IV NRC

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4 Responses to Will we have a truly Historic NRC meeting?

  1. CaptD says:

    To: Mr. Collins,
    (As I posted on the NRC San Onofre Official Blog) http://wp.me/p1fSSY-KD

    RE: “We are now looking at dates and a location for another public meeting to be held in the vicinity of the plant.”

    Meetings should be held in every City within the 50 mile Evacuation Zone of the SORE (San Onofre Reactor Emergency) since everyone living there could be affected! To hold a meeting in only one City prevents all those that would like the opportunity to express their concerns the right to do so! Until all those that have a chance to address the NRC, the NRC should not allow any restart schedule to be finalized because to do otherwise makes these meeting(s) nothing but a NRC PR dog and pony show… As a PR Professional, I’m sure you would not want a few NRC employees in Region IV speaking publicly for the NRC without receiving the OK from your office and or the Head of the NRC.

    Not only do many in SoCal have legitimate concerns but there are also a large number of technical issues and questions that need to be considered by NRC staff that have a huge effect on how safe these reactors were when they were restarted with “questionable” modifications that were and continue to be a concern to both the NRC and all those living “downwind”…

  2. CaptD says:

    Here is a JPEG file of the wind rose from the Jan. 2011 San Diego County Nuclear Emergency Response Plan superimposed over the 160 mile evacuation zone contemplated by the former Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan and his nuclear experts in the early days of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi in March 2011 when TEPCO was about to abandon the out of control power plant.
    The map says that the surrounding public (most of So. California) is at the mercy of the wind in the event of a nuclear disaster at San Onofre. The long arrows that point SW and SSW represent the offshore winds at night but those winds turn onshore when the inland areas heat up in the morning. Those arrows are deceiving.

    The public needs to know this information. It is in stark contrast to the 10 mile EPZ (red dot) that the Inter-jurisdictional Planning Committee in Orange County uses to plan for a nuclear disaster at San Onofre.

    Here’s the link to the Emergency Plan page:
    http://sanonofresafety.org/emergency-planning/ http://wp.me/P1YIeo-4f

    Here’s a link to just the map. Note the map is clipped, so the critical information will be larger on the webpage. http://sanonofresafety.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/evacuation160milessquare.jpg

    Here’s a link to the unclipped map: http://sanonofresafety.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/evacuation160miles.jpg

    For Comparison ONLY: Here is a US gov’t map which shows radioactive particles took direct route to Tokyo after Reactor No. 3 exploded


  3. CaptD says:

    March 12th, 2011 – Chairman of Japan Atomic Energy Commission’s high-level report on Fukushima Daiichi sequence of events
    snip from a comment:
    RE: It was reported at 15: 35 that the Reactor Building of 1F1 was ruptured after a rather strong earthquake with the sound of explosion and that the level of radiation at the site boundary was suddenly doubled from 500 micro Sv/hr of that after venting operation to 1 mSv/hr. The explosion is considered due to explosion of hydrogen leaked from the primary coolant boundary caused by the impact of the earthquake.

    The giant Earth Quake did start the meltdown process!

    The VERY SAME THING COULD HAPPEN AT SAN ONOFRE, because Fukushima proved that Nature can destroy any land based nuclear reactor, any place anytime 24/7/365 and to think otherwise is to live in Nuclear Denial*…

    * http://is.gd/XPjMd0

  4. CaptD says:

    Seen this article: Top grid regulator: SoCal in ‘fine shape’ for summer without San Onofre
    A top federal regulatory official for electrical-grid reliability is confident that San Diego County’s summer power needs can be addressed without the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant.

    The reactivation of non-nuclear generation plants and preparations to reduce peak power demands in the event of hot weather should ensure uninterrupted service if San Onofre remains offline, said Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff.

    The commission, also known as FERC, regulates transmission and the wholesale electricity market, protecting the reliability of the high-voltage interstate grid.

    “With the reports that I’ve read, I believe that there are adequate resources” for the summer, Wellinghoff said Monday after a speaking engagement in San Diego. “I think we’re going to be in fine shape.”


    “There may be somewhat of a silver lining to this outage,” he said. “It can help us all better understand … the benefits from calling on those resources to be flexible.”

    So-called demand-response programs that treat energy efficiency and conservation as a resource in its own right now offset roughly 10 percent of electricity demands in some areas of the eastern United States, Wellinghoff explained. Estimates by FERC say consumer response could eventually offset twice that share.

    Those numbers could steer the future of nuclear power in states like California, which last week adopted the building standards for energy efficiency regarded as the most aggressive in the nation.

    “You couple these things together and there certainly may be the opportunity to retire certain types of resources like nuclear facilities if the state were to chose to do so,” the FERC chairman said.

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