The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has scheduled a Public Meeting for Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Regis Monarch Bay Hotel in Dana Point (1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point 92629). We need another HUGE turnout for this meeting. Plan to arrive EARLY to get best seats in what we expect to be another overflow crowd.
NOTE: On-site parking will be $5 Self-Park and $10 Valet. Carpooling is encouraged, We are using a Facebook Event Page to connect with fellow carpoolers from your location (https://www.facebook.com/events/332048410225364/. SEE END OF THIS DESCRIPTION for PUBLIC TRANSIT OPTION.
This will be the first time that local concerned citizens, the NRC and Southern California Edison will take part together in a roundable discussion about San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) issues. They will also be joined at the discussion table by representatives from the California Energy Commission, the Coastal Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission.
This historic meeting will have two parts. The first part will be a roundtable discussion about SONGS steam generator problems. Part two will be a general discussion about procedures of the NRC and their effectiveness. The NRC has promised community organizers that questions from the public will be taken throughout the meeting.
"Generators 2 and 3 have been shut down since late January for safety issues. We welcome this opportunity to sit down with the NRC, Southern Calfiornia Edison and other interested parties," said Gene Stone, a resident of San Clemente and head of Residents Organized for a Safe Environment. "Restarting San Onofre would pose a grave and dangerous threat to the eight-and-a-half million citizens who live nearby and their voices need to be heard loudly and clearly. We call on all interested citizens to come to this meeting and express their concerns about San Onofre."
For more info contact: Gene Stone of ROSE – 949-233-7724
PUBLIC TRANSIT via San Juan Capistrano AMTRAK Station (see http://www.amtrak.com/dealsfor discounts) NOTE: There is no bus service between the St. Regis Monarch Bay Hotel and the SJC Amtrak Station at night. So we would have to arrange for rides for anyone returning via Amtrak on Tuesday night. >>>>PLEASE POST on this FB Event Page if this option is one you would use <<<<
Surfliner Train from points South arrives at 4:19p (leaves San Diego Old Town at 2:46p); Lvs SJC at 11:21p, arr SDOT at 12:42a. $21 ea. way, check schedule for other stations.
Surfliner Train from points North arrives at 4:11p (leaves L.A. Union Station at 3p); BUS Lvs SJC at 11:50p, arr LAUS at 1:30a. $20 ea. way, check schedule for other stations.
From the San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station: Your trip will take approximately 39 min. You have 1 transfer(s). (NOTE: these directions are from OCTA Trip Planner for Monarch Beach Golf Links, adjacent to St. Regis Monarch Bay Hotel.)
Walk to CAMINO CAPISTRANO-ORTEGA in SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, stop #7055
At 4:57 PM, take Route 091 South. Exit bus at PACIFIC COAST-DANA POINT HARBOR in DANA POINT, stop #1518 at 5:10 PM. Wait 11 minute(s).
At 5:21 PM, take Route 187 North. Exit bus at NIGUEL-STONEHILL in DANA POINT, stop #1571 at 5:33 PM. Walk to St. Regis Monarch Bay Hotel