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Keep Californians Safe From 1632 Tons of Radioactive Waste

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A Petition to Our Elected Federal, State and County Legislators and Regulatory Agnecies:

Protect the Citizens of Southern California

Southern California Edison is planning to bury 1632 tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste that contains 89 times the amount of radiation as was released at Chernobyl, at the San Onofre Beach at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station(SONGS)

SONGS sits next to a known earthquake fault, a tsunami and firestorm zone, next to the I-5 freeway and AMTRAK, just steps from ocean access, in an unprotected airspace extremely vulnerable to nuclear terrorism.

10 million people live within the 50 mile evacuation zone

We, your electorate call on you to Protect Southern California and:

  • Expedite the movement of SONGS highly radioactive nuclear spent fuel away from the heavily populated Southern California to an interim location and rescind the California Coastal Commission unlawful permit that would bury 132 tons of radioactive fuel rods on the beach at San Onofre.
  • Demand Edison provide continuous SECURITY as long as any lethal radioactive waste remains on site: SONGS must be securely guarded against the growing threat of nuclear terrorism. This means all guard houses and watch towers must be manned at all times, including Sundays and holidays. SONGS must also be placed in a no fly zone as should all American nuclear power plants.
  • Demand Edison use the Best Dry Storage containers available with a proven history.

Edison must not be allowed to store the highly radioactive fuel rods in the "experimental" Holtec thin walled stainless steel canisters that have never been used in the SONGS damp marine environment, have no proven track record, no means to support transport, and no means to inspect for radiological leaks.

The people of California deserve the proven technological advanced dry storage containers such as the ones that the Navy successfully uses for immediate disposal or the canisters that survived intact the Fukushima 9.0 earthquake and 47 foot tsunami. These canisters are transportable, remotely monitored for radiation, not subject to corrosion cracking, require minimal maintenance and have been used in Europe for over 40 years.

Keep Californians Citizens Safe

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