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San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Archive
- Posted on June 19, 2013 | 2 CommentsOrange County's Toll Road Agency is pushing the first segment of a previously rejected road extension that will have significant and irreversible environmental and economic impacts. According to the Save San Onofre Coalition and the State Attorney General, the project had failed to undertake sufficient environmental studies. As a result, the Regional Water Board in San Diego decided to deny the project a waste discharge permit.
- Posted on April 27, 2013 | 1 CommentWhile large fish fail to thrive at Southern California Edison's artificial reef off the coast of San Clemente, California, mitigation mandated by the California Coastal Commission to repair destroyed kelp beds at their San Onofre Nuclear Plant (called SONGS), a wider marine mammal crisis is ongoing. Could radiation released from SONGS be the culprit in both cases?
- Posted on March 21, 2013 | 5 CommentsSouthern California Edison says its analysis confirms that it would be safe to fire up the nuclear plant's Unit 2 reactor, but as a precautionary move it is proposing running it at only 70%. Yet it also suggests that running San Onofre at 100 percent for 11 months would present a strong possibility of a tube rupture resulting in a catastrophic release of radiation into the environment.
- Posted on March 12, 2013 | 3 CommentsWorld-renowned San Onofre and Trestles have been synonymous with California surfing since the 1930s. A movement to pave over the park and beach with a toll road was rejected by in 2008. We now have the opportunity to have it recognized for its historical contributions by being listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and stop that toll road project for good.
- Posted on February 16, 2013 | No CommentsPaul Krugman defines a Zombie-idea as: a proposition that has been thoroughly refuted by analysis and evidence, and should be dead — but won’t stay dead, because it serves a political purpose, appeals to prejudices, or both. Sounds like nuclear power policies...
- Posted on December 5, 2012 | No CommentsThere are 1,400 tons of these little monsters, cooling in San Onofre Nuke Plant's leaky, creaky, earthquake prone, tsunami threatened, God knows what else could go wrong at America's Worst Nuclear Workplace Environment, right here in Southern Cal.
- Posted on November 2, 2012 | 1 CommentBill McKibben said hurricane-type disasters, like what slammed the East Coast: NYC's worst since its founding in the 1600's, should be named for major oil companies flooding the GOP with ginormous super pac contributions hoping to elect Romney and his anti-global warming pals, via Citizens United super pacs.
- Posted on June 24, 2012 | No CommentsNuclear Regulatory Commission & Edison host a town hall to discuss San Onofre Nuclear Power Generating Station's (SONGS's) status in its current Shut Down mode, due to systemic tube leaks in its new reactors. The experts scratch their heads as to why.
- Posted on May 4, 2012 | No CommentsEdison estimates a $65 million cost to replace the failed steam generators, with an overall $100 million associated losses. Edison has already backed off assertions of a June opening, due to lingering safety concerns. Meanwhile, an earthquake study moves forward, albeit with less outside oversight than that of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant.
- Posted on March 12, 2012 | 1 CommentThere's no way on God's green earth, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) can fix 19,454 (per dome) rotting pipes, without a plumbing overhaul of nuclear proportions, keeping its creaky ol'double boilers shut down for years, or maybe decades. Good.
- Posted on February 16, 2012 | No CommentsAnalysis of San Onofre Nuke Plant degenerating pipes (leaking!!!), where the process of super heating water via nuclear fission, then pumping the crazy-hot radioactive liquid thru thousands of pipes to create steam, to turn a turbine, to make electricity, is cracking SONGS' pipes / FUBAR. Or snafu'd. Take your pick.
- Posted on November 20, 2011 | No CommentsAnd while we're in a wishing mode, a resident living down here in the shadow of San Onofre Nuke Plant (SONGS) recommends paving a Toll Road through the backcountry of San Onofre State Beach and the San Mateo Creek Watershed, as the ultimate solution to us escaping SONGS' unscheduled meltdown.
- Posted on July 18, 2011 | No CommentsThe lingering death-knell hidden inside the million vulnerabilities of every nuke-plant cannot be supervised away. Gaming electrical power from nuclear generation is too-complex a technology not to finally fail. When it does, all hell breaks loose, and nukes' evil genie never goes back in the bottle. Loose-nukes / radioactive meltdown, released to the atmosphere, doesn't sink ships, it sinks society.
- Posted on March 30, 2011 | 1 CommentWhat about energy conservation, as well as cogeneration, wind power and cheaper, more–efficient forms of renewable energy? Physicist Amory Lovins from the Rocky Mountain Institute argues that shifting investment of tens of billions of dollars from nuclear into renewable energy would reduce far more carbon per dollar.