Dan Hirsch, Nuclear expert speaking to the People of San Clemente,
Could Fukushima happen here?
The answer is yes.
Special thanks to Ace Hoffman for this very important video!
So Cal Edison is now burying 136 Chernobyl's of radioactive waste 100 feet from the ocean in thin cans. #SaveTrestles
|Jen Tucker San Clemente Disaster Guru #FAIL|
Jen Tucker, SC's emergency preparedness guru, as a rule,
paints a "no worries, we've got it covered" spin to a potential
SONGS hiccup (nuke-jargon for "OMG Chet, it's happening!!!")
I've never heard her say otherwise.
And I've heard her a bunch.
But then, what's the other choice, scream, "We're All Doomed!"
Real estate honchos and chambers of commerce
so hate the doomed-scenario.
Sad but true reality: in South County's post-disaster, post meltdown,
post-radiation-plume, post evac dialogue, if we Shut SONGS Now,
the hypothetical post-nuclear holocaust preparedness mumbo jumbo
(which flies out the window anyway when the big-one hits, as chaos
reigns supreme, aka Fukushima and Chernobyl), becomes unnecessary.
That said - when counting I-5 freeway overpasses between SONGS
(San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station) and Crown Valley Pkwy,
12 or so miles to the north = 12.
1-overpass per mile.
Hmm (what goes up, can come down).
See what number you come up with.
There may be more, where the I-5 freeway passes over,
or under a city street, or rail line, or a creek below.
Continuing north to the 405 / I-5 interchange, at Alton Parkway:
Overs and Unders equal = 1 per mile.
18 overpasses between SONGS and the 405?
Over or under 18-times, in 18-miles.
4-years ago, in SJC, where I-5 spans Trubuco Creek,
by total accident, Caltrans engineers discovered severe
cracks in that I-5 span, and immediately retrofitted it.
I repeat - severe cracking, that was not supposed to be there.
By accident, they found it, and fixed it.
It's a safe bet, the most perfect evac-scenario conceived,
fails, if just one of the 18, I-5 weak spots / overpasses /
underpasses - collapse. Or in any way become
impassable. Then what?
Will the I-5 freeway, from Basilone Rd, to the 405, withstand an 8.0
at every elevated juncture?
Or a 7.5?
Or a 6.8?
Caltrans needs to give us the answer, quick.
Because, if even one cracks, when the big-one hits:
end of Evacuation Plan A (hello...Plan B?).
With SONGS shut for good, erases our one, big-bad negative
when the big one does hit (as predicted).
So: Plan A - Shut SONGS now (for good).
Plan B: look for cracks in I-5, end-to-end, top-to-bottom, now.
Apologies to South County's chambers of commerce and
realtors everywhere, for this unwelcome dose of
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