Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nuclear Power Irradiated Citizens Bill of Rights

San Clemente California Fukushima USA
1. All planned releases of radioactive gases or liquids, no matter what level of radioactivity, will be announced to surrounding communities prior to the release.

2. All radioactive releases will be monitored in detail and the data from those releases including quantity of all radionuclides, wind direction and duration of releases will be published online. The amount of current releases and a running lifetime reactor release total will be published online.

3. The monitoring of all Nuclear Power Plants will be done by an independent qualified group of scientists not associated with any existing Nuclear Power facility or the NRC.

4. Through constant monitoring all accidental releases and leaks will be gauged and published within 12 hours of discovery. Reactors will be shut down until source of leak or accidental release is identified and remedied.

5. The Board of Directors and CEOs of all Nuclear Power Plants shall be required to live onsite. They will remain in residence as long as existing reactors and or radioactive materials remain onsite.

6. The corporations and shareholders who own Nuclear Power Plants will be liable for any damages to the health, property or the economy of communities affected by Nuclear Power Plant accidents.

7. Any accidents, leaks, spills or other potential radiation spreading event, when preceded by the falsification of documents by the Nuclear Power Plant in question, will result in immediate criminal charges. The CEO and involved staff will be charged. Conviction will result in a mandatory minimum 5 year jail sentence.

Friday, July 22, 2011

New warning issued from Homeland Security

Gary Headrick doesn't like what he sees on the outside of the nuclear generating station in San Onofre. Last month, the leader of San Clemente Green carted cameras and equipment to measure the height of a seawall next to the plant and says he was never stopped.

"Nobody comes out to even ask me questions. That alone makes me concerned that there's no real security where you'd expect it to be," said Headrick.

The security alert says Al Qaeda followers have been looking for a target to carry out an attack as big as 9/11, and that it could happen around this September's anniversary. Locally, terrorism experts say it's the type of information that is constantly shared among the people who run the utilities and the people who protect them.

Nuke Plants + Fault Lines + Tsunami Hazard Zones = Fukushimas... Any Questions?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Free Speech On The Beach

report from Beach'feat 2011 - jc

Specifically, SC's beach, during Beach'fest: where are
1st Amendment rights allowed, and where are they not,
is my question post SC's 2011 Beach'fest extravaganza,
where 66,000 folks flooded SC's Pier Bowl beach, to party
down, tan-up, surf, swim, build sandcastles, to be lobbied
endlessly by retail tents galore, food stands, and a whole
bunch more.

A commercial blitzkrieg in sand - under tents with signs -
Try Me! Try This! Buy This! Free Samples! Save This!
Know This! Know That! Talk, Talk, Talk.

Some things do cost at B'f - but 'speech' is always free.

Until this year.

Free Speech-at-the-beach, wasn't so free this year.
Seems someone or some-Thing, was tightening the
muzzle on SC-citizen's 1st Amendment voice.

99.9% of everyone there, were free to say anything,
non-stop - to sell their product. Push their ideas.
Lobby their points-of-view. Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk.
All free. All the time. But not this year.

This year, if you said something opposing a
Beach-bash sponsor's free speech 2-day dialogue -
something like this might get whispered in you ear,

"Get off the beach, you're littering."

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Case in point: SONGS nuke plant:
owned by SoCalEdison, hosted a Tent-full of happy
nukers / all free speech talking nonstoppers.
Selling what they perceive as - the benefits of
electricity created thru nuclear fission.

To a growing number of some in SC, nuke-fission
is a scary, dangerous process re: Fukushima's
ongoing meltdown (ripe to happen here).

This growing number, thinks SONGS' 7.5%
electrical contribution to CA's grid is not worth the
molten hot-cost of meltdown. And they have a
point, because "Meltdown" translates to "all of us"
leaving SC via one big fast mass evacuation.
Most likely permanently.
Much too radioactive.
No more Beach-fest - ever?

Maybe no more anything, within the 50-mile circle
of the eternally melting / com'busting nuke plant
site lyrically known as SONGS.

For sure, the very real probability of SONGS melting -
deserves talking about, especially during Beach-fest 2011.

66,000 OC'ers (all here at B'f) needed to know.
Actually, 7.4 million need to know / the population inside
SONGS' 50-miles in every direction evac-zone-circle
of excessively hot Rads, aka Escape from SONGS.

So - at Beach-fest 2011, two brave SC residents,
who believe SONGS' meltdown-potential is heating up
(according to seismic experts pretty much everywhere),
walked among the happy beach'ers, telling (not selling)
their Free Beach Speech SONGS POV, and handing
out flyers.

Two out of 66,000 - as the busy-bee vendor-Tents
poured a forest of printed material into the beach crowd,
that most likely went directly into a beach trash can,
or next to it / litter / litter'ing the beach.

At some point, the Beach-fest Event Coordinator
(as the story goes) instructed our two anti-SONGS
beach free-speech'ers, to STOP handing out their
heartfelt, truth-filled, anti-SONGS flyers on the beach - or leave.
Suggesting, said flyers were litter, and littering's not allowed
at Beach-fest (paraphrasing here) - something along the lines of,

"stop what you're doing, or we'll all talk to the Sheriff."

One of the accused, asked the obvious,

"But, what about all the Tent-people, handing
out their potential litter (their trash cans overflowing)?"

The Event Coordinator's beach-bluff partially worked.
But the cops were never summoned.
One of the No-SONGS'ers went home.
The other ran out of material.
End of story?
Maybe not (all you free-speech loving SC'ers).
Prompting this free-speech-on-the-beach question:

during Beach-fest, is SC's beach a free-speech zone,
closely monitored by the Beach-fest Coordinator, to
make sure, the only free-allowed-speech on the beach
during Beach-fest, is voiced by event sponsors,
and only them?

In other words: everyone else, keep your traps shut,
until after Beach-bash.

Personally, this writer thinks the city, and the
Beach-fest Coordinator have some explaining
to do. And for sure, two apologies.

Free Speech in SC is forever, or we don't have
a 1st Amendment.

Or, has SONGS melted-down our right to speak
freely on our own beach?
Who does rule our beach speech - SONGS?
Does anyone know?
That is, besides SC's Beach-fest event planner.
She obviously knows.
Party-planners know everything.

2012 - a nuke-free Beach'fest?
What a cool concept.

Late word from Japan (NYTimes): beef sales in
Japan banned cattle from Fuksuhima area -
their Cesium levels: 6-times over the limit.
Some contaminated cattle grazed 70-miles from
the melting nuke plant. Here, that translates to
beyond Riverside. No one escapes the plume.
Shutting SONGS is the best idea to come to
San Clemente since Ole Hanson.
Let's get it done - now. Because with loose
nukes, "later " carries a 10,000 year-minimum
shelf life. Anyone want to talk property values?

jerry collamer
San Clemente
Ca - 92672

Nuke Plants + Fault Lines + Tsunami Hazard Zones = Fukushimas... Any Questions?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fukushima USA Sandcastle San Clemente Ocean Festival

Citizen Power

Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay.
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But please take all of your atomic poison power away.

Everybody needs some power I'm told
To shield them from the darkness and the cold
Some may see a way to take control when it's bought and sold.

I know that lives are at stake
Yours and mine and our descendants in time.
There's so much to gain, so much to lose
Everyone of us has to choose.

Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay.
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But please take all of your atomic poison power away.

Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay.
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But please take all of your atomic poison power away.

Won't you do this for me?
Take all of your atomic poison power
Take all of your atomic poison power
Take all of your atomic poison power
San Onofre Nuclear Waste Generating Station
Nuke Plants + Fault Lines + Tsunami Hazard Zones = Fukushimas... Any Questions?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

California Anti-Nuclear Summit August 8, 2011

Musicians United For Safe Energy

The August 7, 2011 MUSE concert in Mountain View, California offers a great opportunity for California anti-nuclear activists to come together, meet each other, and talk about next steps in the campaigns to permanently close Diablo Canyon and San Onofre and bring about a nuclear-free California.

On Monday, August 8, NIRS will be hosting a summit meeting for California activists at the San Mateo County Main Library, Oak Room, 55 West 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, Ca 94402, phone: (650) 522-7802 from 10-4 pm.

Among possible agenda items: 1) a proposal from Residents Organized for a Safe Environment to support creation of a statewide fund to implement renewable energy technology; 2) ideas for a Fall action, perhaps around Diablo Canyon; 3) creation of a new statewide coalition of organizations to press for permanent shutdown of California's reactors; 4) discussion of national issues, such as the recent NRC Fukushima task force report on recommendations for regulatory changes, nuclear subsidies, radioactive waste, etc. and how they may affect California.

The agenda is still fluid, so we appreciate your ideas! Please send your ideas, proposals, etc. to nirsnet at and on twitter @nirsnet

Click here to pre-register for this one-day summit. There is no registration fee; however at this point we are still looking into lunch options and may need to request a contribution for that.

Event Location

San Mateo County Main Library
55 West 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

No Nukes -The Muse Concerts For A Non-Nuclear Future - Parts 1 thru 7

The No Nukes Movement, a good idea whose time has come.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The video the Nuclear Regulatory Commission does not want you to see.

Why Fukushima can happen here in San Clemente

These Recommendations From The Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Should Scare You.

1) The NRC should increase the value it assigns to a human life in its cost-benefit analyses so the value is consistent with other government agencies

2) The NRC should extend the scope of regulations to include the prevention and mitigation of severe accidents.

3) The NRC should modify emergency planning requirements to ensure that everyone at significant risk from a severe accident—not just the people within the arbitrary 10-mile planning zone—is protected.

4) The NRC should require plant owners to move spent fuel at reactor sites from storage pools to dry casks when it has cooled enough to do so.

5) The NRC should enforce its fire protection regulations and compel the owners of more than three dozen reactors to comply with regulations they currently violate.

6) The NRC should establish timeliness goals for resolving safety issues while continuing to meet its timeliness goals for business-related requests from reactor owners.

7) The NRC should revise its assumptions about terrorists’ capabilities to ensure nuclear plants are adequately protected against credible threats, and these assumptions should be reviewed by U.S. intelligence agencies.

8) The NRC should require new reactor designs to be safer than existing reactors.

What should the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have learned from Fukushima?

Nuke Plants + Fault Lines + Tsunami Hazard Zones = Fukushimas... Any Questions?

Nuke Plants + Fault Lines + Tsunami Hazard Zones = Fukushimas... Any Questions?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

San Clemente Tritium Information

10 Facts Every San Clemente Resident Should Know About Tritium (T):

1) T, aka H3, is normally bound with water (ie, a normal H and an O to make HTO, aka H2O, aka water). Tritium has a half-life of about 12.3 years.

2) Water evaporates, leaks, damages electronics and electrical equipment, flows to the sea, floods your basement, corrodes pipes, carries even more corrosive substances... Water can be nasty stuff when it's where you don't want it (tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, waterboards, inside your cell phone...).

3) No living organism, and no normal table-top chemistry process can distinguish tritium or any other radioactive substance from a stable isotope of the same substance until the moment of radioactive decay occurs. By then, of course, it's too late. (You need rows of thousands of centrifuges or other special equipment to separate various isotopes of elements. Just ask Iran, they do it all the time...)

4) Hydrogen is a basic building block of all life-forms. Proteins are molecules often containing thousands of hydrogen atoms in a precise configuration with other atoms. Damage one atom, break the special shape of the molecule in any way (as all ionizing radiation can do), and a signal protein could become a poison instead -- or at least, would fail to transmit its signal. (Life is made of signal proteins more than just about anything else.)

5) If they leak tritium, which is almost always bound up as HTO, chances are pretty good it will evaporate, and never make it into the ground. We will breath it as water vapor. It will be in doses too low to measure accurately, thanks to all the tritium everyone is already dumping into our environment. (There is very little 'natural' tritium on earth at any one time.)

6) When tritium decays, it releases a beta particle. The way beta particles harm biological systems is by the fact that they are (negatively) charged and very high speed. Damage is done on a time and distance basis: The longer and/or closer the beta particle is to another charged subatomic particle (electron) or particles (atoms, molecules) the more effect the beta particle can have on any given thing, and thus, the more damage it can cause. Therefore, virtually all the damage is done at the END of the beta particle's track. THEREFORE when the NRC or SCE describes tritium's beta particle as a "soft" or "low energy" beta particle, it is a misrepresentation, because they want you to believe that's a GOOD thing, and protects you. Actually, since they measure tritium by total energy dumped per unit of body mass, the fact that it is a relatively low energy beta release means there are more releases per total energy amount -- and thus there is MORE, not LESS, damage for a given amount of energy released! (This phenomenon is known as Bragg's Hump.)

7) Since T is usually bound with H and O as HTO (masquerading as H2O), when it decays from that state, it leaves an OH free radical molecule -- hydrogen peroxide, which is extremely damaging to cell structures in its own right! Your body does make OH but only in very controlled ways. THIS OH molecule is almost invariably in a bad place, and causes a lot of damage for a long time (eat your anti-oxidants, folks!)

8) Normal cell death is a biologically controlled function. Cells normally live until signalled by the body's control mechanisms to commit "cell suicide" (apoptosis) and then they do so, and are absorbed by a nearby cell before completely collapsing as a structural unit. It's very controlled and happens about a million times a minute inside your body, and is part of the process of life. But random cell death causes inflammation, which is NOT a good thing! And random damage to the DNA can cause cancer, which is even worse!

9) The biological hazard rating for tritium has been raised in the past, but surely is still not high enough (it's more dangerous than they admit). Tritium is used in fewer and fewer medical procedures because it is so difficult to handle safely, and so dangerous in such minute quantities.

10) A typical reactor is only allowed to release about a thirtieth of a teaspoon of tritium in a whole year! A bad year is maybe a whole teaspoon of tritium. That's how deadly this stuff is! And if that teaspoon of tritium evaporates, do you think it gets measured accurately, and properly reported? What it does get is a special dispensation from the NRC to release the extra tritium that year.

Ace Hoffman
Independent Researcher

Click here to find out more about tritium releases from San Onofre

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Nuclear Safety Myth

Does it bother you that you need to go to Al Jazeera to find any news on #Fukushima?

Join Us.

Nuke Plants + Fault Lines + Tsunami Hazard Zones = Fukushimas... Any Questions?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Visit San Clemente Fukushima USA

From #DecomSONGS

Click on Gary Headrick to learn more about the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Generating Station.

Come visit us any Sunday here on Del Mar for the San Clemente farmers market, fill up on organic produce, and feed your mind with real info about the beast 4 miles south of Beautiful San Clemente California, Fukushima USA.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Get Your San Onofre Evacuation Route Yard Signs Here!

Click WARNING For Yard Signs! 
San Onofre Nuclear Waste Generating Station Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ)

The federal government requires that communities within approximately ten miles of a nuclear power plant be included in an Emergency Planning Zone. Within this zone, specific emergency protective plans have been developed.

Emergency response information about San Onofre is available from community and county offices near the plant including on city websites, at city halls and at city and county offices of emergency services. In addition, information is available from federal emergency response agencies.

City of San Clemente
(949) 361-8200
City of San Juan Capistrano
(949) 493-1171
City of Dana Point
(949) 248-3500
Orange County Sheriff’s Emergency Management
(714) 628-7054
(714) 647-7000 (24-hour)
San Diego County Office of Emergency Services
(858) 565-3490
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
(760) 725-6283
(760) 725-5061
American Red Cross
(714) 481-5300 (24-hour)
Capistrano Unified School District
(949) 234-9200
California State Parks
(949) 492-0802
California Emergency Management Agency
(916) 845-8400
California Department of Public Health
(916) 449-5577
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(800) 368-5642
US Department of Homeland Security
(800) BE-READY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
(510) 627-7100

Public Education Zone (PEZ)

The State of California has defined a broader area between 10-20 miles from a plant as a Public Education Zone. Within this zone, the public is informed on preparedness plans. The distance from the plant, however, would make evacuation highly unlikely.

Click here for yard signs! 
  Alliance for Nuclear Responsibly

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nuclear Power Irradiated Citizens Bill of Rights #AskObama

San Onofre Fukushima USA

Though a meltdown at a nuclear plant may be its worst case scenario, the dangers and risks by no means end there. In fact they go on every day.

Time for a "Nuclear Power Irradiated Citizens Bill of Rights" #AskObama

Radioactive releases into the air and water are routine at nukes. As is the transportation of radioactive wastes offsite by road, rail and water. These activities are the seldom discussed everyday threats to people, other living beings, and the environment as a whole.

This report delves into what goes on at the San Onofre Generating Station in these respects.

San Onofre’s liquid radwastes flow out of the plants through “outflows” pipes and empty into the Pacific. They are highly diluted but nevertheless still there. According to the plant’s 2007 Radioactive Effluent Release Report to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, there were 202 liquid effluent “batch” releases that year. These releases lasted a total of 489 hours, or over 20 days. The longest was 7.6 hours in duration. The releases averaged 2.4 hours.

The releases contained many dangerous radioactive chemicals, including cesium 137, cobalt 60, iodine 131 and strontium 90. Cesium 137 has a radioactive life of over 300 years, cobalt 60′s over 50 years, and strontium 90′s almost 300. Iodine 131′s radioactive life is only a few months, but during that time it is intensely radioactive. I-131 mimics regular iodine, and concentrates in the thyroid gland if it enters our bodies. I-131 caused high rates of thyroid cancer after Chernobyl exploded and burned its nuclear core, releasing virtually all its radioactivity.

San Onofre’s airborne radioactive releases included all of the radioactive chemicals cited above.

The 2007 report informs us “waste gas decay tank releases are considered to be ‘batch’ releases. Containment purges and plant stack releases are considered to be ‘continuous’ releases.”

Though San Onofre Unit 1 permanently shut down in 1992, the 2007 report states that its liquid and gaseous radioactive releases did not cease until 2006. And in 2007, though Unit 1 had been shut down for nearly 15 years, a radioactive accident happened in April, the report states.

During the transfer of the contents of a large liquid container there, “a worker noticed a steady flow of water exiting a pipe onto the sand in an area that had been recently excavated.” Turns out that a pipe had been “inadvertently severed…As a result, nearly all of the contents…about 2000 gallons, spilled through the severed pipe onto the sand.”

The spill contained “trace amounts” of cesium 137.

Out of Sight, Out of Their Minds

Also in 2007, the report states, “solid [radioactive] waste” from all three units was “shipped offside for burial or disposal.” In fact, the report states, there were 599 such shipments. This waste contained, among other radioactive chemicals, plutoniums 238, 239, 240, 241 and 242. Plutoniums 239 and 242 have radioactive lives in the millions of years.

San Onofre’s shipped-out radwastes end up in Utah, Tennessee and South Carolina. The public is not notified of these shipments. If it were, it would have to hear of them just about every day.

Playing a prominent role in spiriting San Onofre’s radwastes away is EnergySolutions, headquartered in Salt Lake City. The company’s motto is “Energy Solutions, we’re part of the solution.” Among its operations is operating privatized radioactive waste dumps. If you’re a basketball fan, you may recognize the company’s name. It adorns the home court of the Utah Jazz. EnergySolutions operates a low level radwaste dump in Clive, Utah, about 75 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, near the Nevada Test Site. The latter site is where the US blew up atomic bombs above and below ground.

The company also operates a high level radwaste site at the defunct Big Rock nuke plant in Michigan. High level radioactive waste includes spent fuel, nuclear fuel that has outlasted its commercial life but remains lethally dangerous thousands of years after it is removed from nuclear reactors.

According to the 2007 report, in 2004 all of Unit 1′s spent fuel was transferred to this site, dubbed the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation.

The federal government’s plan to transport all the spent fuel from commercial US nuke plants to Yucca Mountain, a sacred site on the land of the Western Shoshone tribe, is, like most of this radwaste, going nowhere. This site is also near the Nevada Test Site.

Lacking any real solution to the spent fuel problem, enter EnterySolutions, part of the problem. Because most nuclear safety advocates believe that until a real solution to this problem is created, the waste should stay on the sites of the nuke plants.

Nuclear authorities tell us that all of the above activities are perfectly safe, and that there is no threat to the public. That all the releases are below acceptable levels, and all the buried and “disposed” waste will never escape into the environment to harm us or succeeding generations.

However, numerous studies have found higher rates of cancers around nuclear power plants, such as the one reported recently in the OB Rag that found high mortality rates for childhood leukemia in counties adjacent to San Onofre. And virtually all nuke dumps, such as the massive one in Barnwell, South Carolina, have already leaked.

In addition, in 2005 the National Academy of Sciences committee to study the effects of radiation on our health concluded that there is no exposure to radiation without risk. The committee’s chairman, Richard Monson of the Harvard School of Public Health, stated “The health risks-particularly the development of solid cancers in organs-rises proportionally with exposure. At low doses of radiation, the risk of inducing solid cancers is very small. As the overall lifetime exposure increases, so does the risk.” And since San Onofre has been operating since 1970, there are all too many lifetime exposures already.

And you will note that EnergySolutions low level waste dump isn’t anywhere near its HQ of Salt Lake City, but instead embedded in a restricted and defiled region riddled with the remains of atomic explosions, whose memory will forever shame mankind.

San Onofre’s owners would like to operate their two remaining active reactors for an extra 20 years, until 2042, to continue their legacy of contamination for an extra generation, and its consequences for many more generations.

With true green energy looming on the horizon as real energy solutions for our future, why let the insanity that is San Onofre waste it?


Monday, July 4, 2011

Let Freedom Ring!

What you and I have got to do is get INVOLVED!

Happy Interdependence Day!
Nuke Plants + Fault Lines + Tsunami Hazard Zones = Fukushimas... Any Questions?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

San Clemente To Celebrate The 4th With Fireworks!

America is now calling San Clemente Fukushima USA

Stages, Mitigation:

Mitigation is the process of actively preventing the release of nuclear material. It includes policy analysis, diplomacy, political & social measures. In the case of aging Nuke Plants, built on Earthquake Fault lines, in Tsunami Hazard Zones, the only "mitigation" available is to close them as the next earthquake or tsunami can not be planned for.

These streets will be closed July 4th as the City of San Clemente invites 500,000 people to risk their lives with us in the face of a major earthquake.

There will be three designated escape routes out of the Pier Bowl, including:

1) Palizada and directed to the freeway at Palizada or north onto El Camino
Real (two lanes will be open on El Camino Real).

2) Del Mar and diverted onto Presidio.

3) Victoria and diverted southbound onto the freeway at Valencia and Calafia.

Although other intersections/streets may not be closed, please expect all Pier Bowl streets
to be impacted by the emergency exit route.

Additionally, during this time the following streets will be closed:

1 East Palizada/Seville
2 East Seville/Del Mar
3 East Palizada/Puente
4 East Ola Vista/Palizada
5 Del Mar/Ola Vista
6 East Victoria/Ola Vista
7 El Camino Real/Palizada
8 Palizada/Estrella
9 Del Mar/El Camino Real
10 Victoria/El Camino Real
11 El Camino Real/Presidio

In the event of a meltdown after an earthquake or tsunami at the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Generating Station please contact the City of San Clemente 949 361-8200 to receive your Potassium Iodide tablets

Evacuation: If you are directed to evacuate, please stay calm. Get in your car and drive away from the plant to a location outside of the Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ). Be sure to follow the directions of local law enforcement officers and the local civil defense as traffic patterns will change. If you know someone in your neighborhood who is without transportation, please give them a ride. Those without a ride can go to a public Transportation Assembly Point. If you are directed to evacuate while your children are at public school, do not attempt to pick them up. Children in the public schools will be pre-evacuated by Capistrano Unified School District to a location outside of the EPZ.

A Reception Center at the Orange County Fairgrounds will be opened for persons coming from Southern Orange County, if necessary during an emergency. (U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and San Diego County will open their own, separate Reception Centers.)

Shelter: Sheltering in Place (a.k.a. kiss your ass goodbye) is the process of staying where you and taking special precautions. If asked to take shelter, stay indoors, close off all ventilation, windows and doors, turn off air conditioners and close fireplace dampers. Listen to news reports to determine when it is safe to leave your shelter and evacuate the area.

Want to find out more? Visit us at the San Clemente Farmers Market on Del Mar EVERY Sunday!

Care to join us?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

"In the end," Jaczko said, "this challenge is yours."

"What's keeping me up at night is making sure that we're going to have electricity for everybody," says Gates. "Electricity is so important to... the mitigation efforts of our whole community. Fort Calhoun's safe. It'll continue to be safe."

Gates and his colleagues say the water has not breached the buildings housing the reactor core and the spent fuel rods, and they're confident it won't. Those buildings and the barriers protecting them are designed to withstand flooding extending 1,014 feet above sea level. The water is now at about 1,006 feet, and they say they do not expect it to exceed 1,008 feet.

Officials did not allow journalists directly into the rooms housing the reactor core and the spent fuel rods, but did allow them to view those rooms via closed-circuit cameras. The rooms did not appear to be damaged by floodwater.

Gates says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited the Fort Calhoun plant in 2009 for not being adequately prepared for a flooding event. Since that time, he says, they've taken steps to upgrade safeguards for the facility, and he says NRC officials were satisfied with the handling of the current flooding. Still, NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko had solemn words for the staff of Fort Calhoun after touring the plant on Monday.

"In the end," Jaczko said, "this challenge is yours."

Fort Calhoun Nuke Plant SNAFU: Borated Water in Reactor, Spent Fuel Pool, Normal Procedure, Says Plant CEO & now a 10 Mile evacuation zone. Shades of Fukushima

Nuke Plants + Fault Lines + Tsunami Hazard Zones = Fukushimas... Any Questions?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Decom San Onofre Nuclear Waste Generating Station Awareness Campaign

Facts you need to know about


·     Did you know … SONGS was originally designed for a 6.0 quake, but sits next to a fault capable of an 8.0 (100 times more powerful)?

·        Did you know …SONGS was originally scheduled for decommission in 2013, but got an extension to 2022 and they plan to ask for an extension to 2042?

·        Did you know … the tsunami wall is only 14 feet above high tide?

·        Did you know … over 4,000 tons of highly radioactive waste is stored on-site in "temporary" storage, accumulating at a rate of 500 pounds per day?

·        Did you know … a disaster at SONGS could create a "dead zone" beyond LA, San Diego, Catalina, and Riverside?

·        Did you know … 7.4 million people living in a fifty mile radius would need to evacuate if there is an emergency at SONGS?

·        Did you know … children and pregnant women are most vulnerable to radiation, and that cancer and genetic problems go undetected until years later?

·        Did you know … you are expected to “shelter in place” on your own for 7 days if you can't evacuate?

·        Did you know … SONGS has ten times more safety violations than the industry average?

·        Did you know … employees are being retaliated against for reporting safety concerns to management?

·        Did you know … your property or possessions can’t be insured against radiation exposure?

·        Did you know … our economy would collapse in a nuclear disaster, but could flourish with green tech investments?

·        Did you know … the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is more of a lap dog than a watch dog?

·        Did you know … we only get 7.5 % of our power from SONGS, and the proposed "Smart Grid" will save 4 times that amount?

·        Did you know … we can shut this sucker down if you join us? 

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Coalition for Responsible Ethical Environmental Decisions (CREED)
Residents Organized for a Safe Environment
San Clemente Green