Best-case scenario planning, accompanied by the cheapest cut and run ‘no’ long term responsibility vendor bids and, wishful future assumptions: No. No, No. Monstah PAC's position is this: 1) step up and use the VERY BEST in on-site storage containment systems, or 2) if the waste is going to be handled now to store in temporary on-site containers, the waste could just the same be placed in available certified transport containers and taken to another ‘temporary’ location under proper Federal control, such a location would almost certainly be in a less dangerous and disastrous location than San Onofre.
This same philosophy should apply to every nuclear power generating plant in America that is soon to be decommissioned. As individual citizens we should not have to defend ourselves from this kind of negligent corporate/government behavior.
The utility corporations are moving forward with their shortsighted plans. Monstah PAC intends to be a voice in opposition, demanding our elected officials, from both parties, and in particular the Representative to be elected in CA-49, a seat formerly held by the retiring incumbent Darrell Issa (R), in whose district San Onofre is located 18 miles up the Coast from Monstah PAC headquarters, to step up and represent their constituents, and force the stakeholders back to the table. We need your support to make this happen in the next few months!
The following is written by Professor (ret.) Roger Johnson as an OpEd to San Clemente Times—an abridged watered down shorter version was published on May 24, 2018
Civics Test: Living Next to a Nuclear Waste Dump
by Roger Johnson
- Q: What city has more stranded nuclear waste than any other in the country? A: San Clemente has by far the most of any city in the country. With 1,773 tons of high-level uranium and plutonium in our backyard, we have 42% of the nation’s total....continue