San Onofre Nuclear Plant Closing: 8.4 Million Rejoice – By Jerry Collamer

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8.4 million people, put at risk for radioactive disaster from a meltdown at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, now rejoice as Southern California Edison announces its closure.

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, SONGS

San Clemente Green founders Laurie and Gary Headrick hug fellow San Clemente resident Steve Netherby outside SONGS after SCE announced its closing.

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Activists Rejoice as San Clemente Nuke Plant to Close

One Picture is worth 8.4 million words: the number of Southern California residents put in jeopardy from a mishap at SONGS.

Edison’s long leaking and creaking San Onofre Nuke Plant will not become another Fukushima or Chernobyl. The tireless activists, led by San Clemente Green, Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE), Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility, Friends of the Earth, San Onofre Safety, Coalition Against Nukes, have plenty reason to celebrate.

From Gene Stone of ROSE:

“Now the real work begins to get a seat at the table to start the discussions of how to decommission San Onofre in the best way. ROSE has no intention of allowing that site to become a nuclear waste dump for 300 years.  The federal government has to make some major decisions, and we all know how hard it is to make any decision. But it has to be done. ROSE is dedicated to helping this process to move forward for the best results for the economic future of all Californians and the well-being of our children.”

Cartoon and Pasted Graphic By Jerry Collamer. Photo By Mark Rightire of the Orange County Register.

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Jerry Collamer

About Jerry Collamer

Jerry Collamer is a creative communications specialist. Backgrounds in National Advertising and Television Communication. Writer. Artist. Native Californian with a world-view career arch. Pragmatic and common sense urban activist -- co-founder of Wild Heritage Planners.