Is there a nuclear crisis brewing in California?

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According to a new report by energy groups Fairewinds and Friends of the Earth – operators at the San Onofre nuclear plant are putting nearby residents at risk of radiation exposure. The report alleges that operators neglected federal guidelines – and did a shoddy job replacing broken steam generators, leading to a release of radiation back in January.

The plant is still operating today with the insufficient repairs, and the report warns that if another steam-line accident occurs then, “an inordinate amount of radioactivity [could] be released outside of the containment system, compromising public health and safety in one of the most heavily populated areas in the United States.”

More than a year after the nuclear crisis at Fukushima – we still haven’t learned just how dangerous nuclear power is here in the United States. Join the movement – NO NUKES!

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From the Progressive Radio Network :

New Report Reveals Scale of Edison Steam Generator Failures at San Onofre Nuclear Plant

http://prn.fm/2012/05/17/report-reveals-scale-edison-steam-generator-failures-san-onofre-nuclear-plant/

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From the Los Angeles Times :

San Onofre's future hinges on finding cause of abnormal tube wear

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-adv-san-onofre-tubes-20120517,0,2343216.story

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You spoke tonight about the continuing problems at Fukushima Daichii and concluded by saying, in effect, that nuclear is just too dangerous. All nuclear plants in the world today are some variation of the uranium-fueled, water-cooled high pressure reactors and they are too dangerous. Is there a better way? Yes, there is. The Liquid-Fluoride Thorium Reactor can’t melt down, is not pressurized and can burn up all the worlds nuclear waste currently being stored for millennia.

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Who is developing The Liquid-Fluoride Thorium Reactor?

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