FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2012
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has scheduled a Category 3 Meeting for Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Regis Monarch Hotel in Dana Point.
This will be the first time that local concerned citizens, the NRC and Southern California Edison will take part together in a roundtable 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 the SONGS steam generator problems. Part two will be a general discussion about procedures of the NRC and their effectiveness. Questions from the public will be taken throughout the meeting as promised by the NRC."Reactors 2 and 3 have been shut down since late January for safety issues. We welcome this opportunity to sit down with the NRC, Southern California Edison and other interested parties," said Gene Stone, a resident of San Clemente and head of Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE).
Carol Jahnkow of the Peace Resource Center in San Diego said "Restarting San Onofre would pose a grave and dangerous threat to the eight-and-a-half million citizens who live within 50 miles of these faulty reactors and their voices need to be heard loud and clear. We call on all interested citizens to come to this meeting and take this rare opportunity to express their concerns to many of the key players deciding the fate of San Onofre."Gene Stone
Residents Organized For a Safe Environment (ROSE)
949-233-7724, On twitter @gene_stone
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