Sunday, August 5, 2018

[SDCPJ] Stop the San Onofre beachfront nuclear waste dump this week


Please pass this email along to everyone you know. Tell them to show up and to also sign the petition demanding real-time radiation monitoring. Together, we will show our Government that we care about a safe and healthy living environment for ourselves and for future generations. 



Subject: How you can help stop the SONGS beachfront nuclear waste dump

Friends,

Southern California Edison needs one last permit from the California Coastal Commission to complete the San Onofre State Beach Nuclear Waste Dump, which would be the largest nuclear waste dump in the U.S. and only 108 feet from the ocean. They would bury it only 8" above the salt water table in 5/8th inch thick metal containers that are guaranteed for 20 years and yet dangerous for 250,000 years. Duh.
 The only way Edison can get its final permit is with the approval of a new State Lands Commission Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

You can help thwart them by attending one or all of these three important meetings.

o Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6 PM
State Lands Commission Public Input
Oceanside City Hall, Civic Center Library Community Rooms
330 N. Coast Highway Oceanside CA 92054 (Get MAP)

o  Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 1 PM
State Lands Commission Public Input
Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North Pier Ballroom
35 Via Pico Plaza San Clemente, CA 92672 (Get MAP)

o  Thursday, August 9, 2018, 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Edison Community Engagement Panel
QLN Learning Center, 1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056 (Get MAP)

Can you trust Edison to look out for your best interests?

First, Edison was deceptive when it claimed to replace the old steam generators at SONGS with 'Like-for-Like' replacements as required under Federal law. Instead, they installed new, experimental generators that failed after 11 months. 

Second, when those experimental generators leaked deadly radioactive steam, Edison kept it a secret from the public for 17 days. Finally, Edison routinely discharges radioactive water into the ocean from its spent nuclear fuel pools without any advance warning to the public!

Enough is enough. This is your chance to speak out and let your voice be heard.

What to say: "The State Lands Commission Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is insufficient and incomplete because …"

1) There is no real accountability: This State Environmental Impact Report enables Edison to "self-monitor" issues that will impact our environment when they demolish the buildings that contain dangerous radioactive waste.

2) There is no real time independent radiation monitoring. Edison has $4.2 Billion in public money (our money) for decommissioning. Because we know now that Edison can't be trusted to tell the truth, we must speak out and insist they spend a few thousand dollars on real-time independent radiation monitoring across Southern California. (check out SAFECAST live radiation monitor one mile from San Onofre here).

3) The EIR recommends a disaster response "Honor System:" The draft report gives Edison sole authority to 'Self-Monitor.' What's more, when they find a problem they have also been given the power to "Self-Mitigate" – that means when Edison discovers a problem while demolishing SONGS, the Lands Commission trusts them to figure out the solution, too! What's wrong with this picture? Lots.

4) It could permanently jeopardize Public Beach Access: Public access may be blocked to surfers and beachgoers during demolition. Although this report claims that the beach will be closed "temporarily," it could result in permanent closures due to exposure of radioactive waste materials in the buildings they are about to demolish.

5) It threatens our entire transportation system: Nuclear waste exposure from the demolition of SONGS could potentially shut down or paralyze the Interstate highway and the rail corridor; the second busiest in the country… but not one word of this in the EIR. They only discuss transportation in terms of radioactive waste removal.


Join us and other responsible citizens in speaking out against this atrocious Draft Environmental Impact Report on August 7th, 8th, or 9th

Together, citizen advocacy groups are pursuing independent radiation monitoring 
Although technologies do exist that can publicly report radiation releases instantly, Edison has refused to use them to monitor radiation and make the results publicly available in real time. We don't need Edison's permission to do this and we are working with other prominent nonprofits to make as-it-happens radiation readings at San Onofre a reality.


Please pass this email along to everyone you know. Tell them to show up and to also sign the petition demanding real-time radiation monitoring. Together, we will show our Government that we care about a safe and healthy living environment for ourselves and for future generations.

Remember, this is the LAST permit Edison needs to finish its beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump. Don't give them the permission they need by not showing up!

Sincerely,

Charles Langley Public Watchdogs
(858) 752-4600

P.S. Sign the petition demanding real-time radiation monitoring at SONGS, and be sure to show up on the 7th, 8th, and 9th

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