Reduce the Risk From San Onofre’s Nuclear Waste
3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive nuclear waste at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Diego are currently in the process of being buried on the beach, just 100 feet from the ocean and a mere few feet above the water table. This waste poses substantial risk. Evidence of rapidly rising sea levels is ever-increasing. The current location of the waste on a public beach also renders it vulnerable to potential terrorist attack. In short, the current storage location of the irradiated nuclear fuel lacks foresight and puts the health and safety of the community and environment at alarming risk.
Send in a comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and demand a better solution: the nuclear waste should be moved off the beach to a new, above-ground concrete-reinforced temporary storage facility located further east in Camp Pendleton—where it can be protected from sea level rise and potential terrorist attack. Nuclear waste experts including former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chief Greg Jaczko, U.S. government advisor on nuclear waste Tom English, and retired Navy Admiral Len Herring, among many others, have publicly supported this alternative. Moving spent fuel storage to the Mesa or another site further east in Camp Pendleton is the only safe and ethical choice we have until a national repository is available.
You can send in your comment using the pre-drafted comment below, or you can edit it and put it into your own words. Please act today! The deadline has been extended to Thursday, August 30 at 5 p.m. PDT.