Symposium on Decommissioning San Onofre and the Ongoing Dangers of Nuclear Waste
Heartfelt thanks to all who gave their time and effort over many months to help shut down San Onofre. It may seem that all is now quiet in San Onofre land, but it is not. Our Coalition to Decommissioning San Onofre has been startled by the magnitude of the radioactive nuclear waste management challenge, which involves unusually potent forms of fuel, dense storage of spent fuel far beyond design limits, and huge uncertainties about where the fuel will ultimately be stored and for how long. These issues were below the radar during the shutdown debate but now they loom large.
We are organizing a symposium for October featuring national experts on the key issues, plus plenty of time for questions to panelists and group discussion. The symposium will help concerned residents inform ourselves and get active to be sure the outcome is the fairest and best possible for those who continue to live with the presence of San Onofre as a nuclear waste storage site.
Come and get briefed on the crucial issues, share your thoughts with other concerned residents, and join us as we organize to help shape the decisions that lie ahead. In coming weeks, we’ll keep you posted as details of the event are confirmed. For now save the date October 19, 2013. If this date changes we will let you know immediately.
Our coalition member groups include: Peace Resource Center of San Diego, Citizens Oversight Project, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, Women Occupy San Diego, San Clemente Green, San Onofre Safety, and Residents Organized for a Safe Environment