Tag: San Onofre

This Earth Day, take action with us to hold the powerful accountable!

Sign our petitions to fight for environmental justice for impacted communities in
Los AngelesSan Diego, and San Francisco!

Today is about more than recognizing the planet’s beauty. Earth Day should acknowledge those who suffer the toxic burdens our way of life has created. The government agencies supposed to protect us have been captured by the industries they regulate, leaving polluters in a position to dump contamination on the communities least able to push back, often low-income communities of color. This is a deep injustice, but it also reveals a way forward: politicians allow this to happen …

San Onofre Update

On December 2, 1942, the first high level nuclear waste in the world was created. Three quarters of a century later there is still no permanent repository for such waste. We created immensely dangerous stuff with no thought as to how to safely dispose of it.

Irradiated nuclear fuel is among the most toxic materials on earth. The waste has to be isolated from the human environment for about half a million years, a period longer than our existence as a species. Our government has existed for a mere 230 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been around for about …