Concerns about San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

Hundreds Voice Nuke Plant Concerns; NRC, Edison Try to Reassure Public

More than 300 turned out to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting to voice their concerns about the safety of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

By Adam Townsend | Email the author | April 28, 2011

Hundreds showed up to the annual Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting Thursday night to hear an assessment of how safely the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station operated in 2010.

Residents—dozens of whom carried anti-nuclear energy placards—expressed their increased concerns that a disaster similar to the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the Fukushima plant in Japan could cause a meltdown at San Onofre.

“We want to decommission San Onofre as soon as we can,” said protest organizer and San Clemente Green founder Gary Headrick. “We realize it’s a process, but we want the decision to be made right away.”

Headrick cited whistle-blower reportspast violations and other safety problems.

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