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!