San Onofre nuclear power plant prohibited from restarting

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Report from Friends of the Earth, in consultation with CBG finds that design changes in new steam generators at San Onofre forced the shut down of the plant for several months.

Friends of the Earth TV ad on San Onofre:

Assemblywoman Brownley: New Data Show Radioactivity Still Lurks in “Cleaned Up” Soil at Santa Susana Field Lab

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Assemblywoman Brownly’s office issued a press release which notes that the EPA’s recent release of data showed extensive radioactive contamination remaining at SSFL.  Assemblywoman Brownly went on to note, in part, “This begins to answer critical questions about what’s still up there, where,
how much, and how bad?”

Read the press release here.

How Many Wake-Up Calls Does it Take? Three Mile Island. Chernobyl. Fukushima.

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2011 was a historical year for nuclear power and the nuclear industry.  After TMI, nuclear industry advocates told us not to worry, they had brought the accident under control a half-hour before a complete meltdown and breach of the reactor vessel would have occurred.
After Chernobyl had a complete meltdown (and fire) they told us not to worry, it was a Soviet-design reactor, different than ours.

But what can they say in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, which, as I write, is still going on? These were General Electric-designed plants, in a technologically advanced society, with a regulatory structure similar to our own.

Click here for CBG’s Winter 2011 Newsletter (pdf)

Click here for CBG’s Spring 2011 Newsletter (pdf)

 

CBG’s Dan Hirsch Speaks on Reactor Safety at San Onofre

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Hirsch talked about the SONGs safety record, and the dangers presented by the continued operation of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

The San Clemente Times reports:

The second of two City Council meetings Tuesday devoted to nuclear power and San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in light of Japan’s Fukushima disaster brought out another 200 people and four experts over nearly six hours.

 

CBG’s Presentation to EPA on Efforts to Weaken Radiation Standards

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Bridge the Gap’s presentation to the EPA Deputy Administrator and other senior EPA officials on efforts to weaken radiation standards and failures in EPA’s radiation monitoring system in the U.S. during Fukushima. Meeting included NRDC, Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Bridge the Gap, among others.

  • View the presentation in powerpoint format here.
  • View the presentation as a pdf here.