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Gary Headrick with the San Clemente Greens sent me an email last week about the up coming Doheny Surf Festival, but I had way too much going on and was not able to write about it. I sincerely apologize for that, and promise to do better next time. If you don’t know what the festival is about, they basically raise money for the State Parks.
San Clemente Greens was scheduled to have a booth there until the organizers found out they were going to pass out information about San Onofore Nuclear Reactor. Headwick was told this is a family event and their agenda was not really family oriented. The event flyer touted themselves as a ‘green’ event but I guess they meant ”touchy feely green.” No talking about broken reactors at this event! Got to keep up that fake, ”everything is ok in sunny Southern California image!”
If you ask me, I think someone from San Onofere found out and tried to put the kibbosh on the San Clemente Greens. In case you have been living in a cave this last year, San Onofore has some big problems and it needs to stay closed. Why? Because the persons in charge are not as honest as we would like about what is going on at the plant. I mean problems big enough that could force 8.4 million people to look for new homes kind of problems.
But, thinking outside the box and not being willing to take “no” for an answer, Headrick put up a tent thirty feet away from the festival — that way, no one would think he was part of their family fun. At the moment, there is no California State or Orange County law stopping someone from erecting a tent on the beach, so up went the tent and they achieved their goal. They gave away 500 Frisbees and recruited many more people to their cause. See what will power will do?
There is still lots of work to do to make sure San Onofore stays closed. I am sure you heard about the huge fire at the refinery in Richmond that sent thousands of residents to the hospital. Can you imagine that happening at the nuclear reactor just down the road?
On a related topic the newly appointed Nuclear Chief and geologist, Allison M. MacFarlane has serious concerns about nuclear reactors and earthquakes:
“As a geologist, I also know that geological knowledge is constantly changing,” she said. For example, she said, geologists did not think there could be a mega-earthquake off the east coast of Japan until the Indian Ocean earthquake off Indonesia in December 2004, which also produced a devastating tsunami.”
We just had two quakes a couple of weeks ago to remind us of that fact. Luckily they were moderate with epicenters was Yorba Linda — but what if they weren’t?