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- see page 2 for the larger question of nuke power econ -

Re the 2 year anniversary of the Fukushima meltdowns and the fight over San Onofre going nuclear again, after being shut down for more than a year:

Monday marked the two year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. A massive earthquake caused a tsunami which flooded the power plant's back up system causing three reactors to melt down and thirteen months ago the Southern California San Onofre nuclear power plant was shut down due to issues with the facilities equipment.

Ramon Galindo reports on the the particulars of what went wrong at the San Onofre nuclear plant.



[link to www.youtube.com]

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The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been closed for about a year due to a leak that was detected in the steam generator tubes, but despite the wishes of the people living in the area to keep the plant closed, the utility company is pushing to bring the reactor back online... WITHOUT a safety hearing.

Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer for Fairewinds Energy Education, analyzes the situation:




[link to youtu.be]

Also, Fairewinds looks at how difficult it is for the public to meaningfully participate in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's licensing process. Arnie Gundersen was retained by Friends of the Earth to assess major problems at the San Onofre nuclear plant in California that have caused a year long shutdown. Arnie met with the NRC in January 2013 concerning his analysis of what went wrong and how the problems were foreseeable.

The difficulties Arnie encountered and the games the nuclear industry plays to prevent public participation:



[link to youtu.be]

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No Hearing on Safety, but on Rebates to Ratepayers?

The process of deciding whether and how to restart the disabled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station continues, with a pair of public hearings on ratepayer involvement scheduled for February 21 in Costa Mesa. The hearings, conducted by the California Public Utilities Commission, are intended to gather public sentiment on whether ratepayers should receive a rebate on the $1.1 billion they've paid to maintain San Onofre while it's been out of service.

continue reading, at the link, below:

[link to www.kcet.org]

More on Ratepayers footing the bill, here:



[link to youtu.be]

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Further reading - Seventy Years of Nuclear Fission, Thousands of Centuries of Nuclear Waste:

[link to www.truth-out.org]

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While I haven't fact-checked the following comment, I wouldn't be surprised if it was true:

"No American reactor has ever outproduced the cost of construction, start-up, maintenance, clean-up, and shut-down. These generating plants are PURELY a form of corporate subsidy paid to the radioactive mineral extractive [SIC - mining] industry..."

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only watched the first video, but good post... bump and suggest pin. will look at the other content later.

also, wasn't there supposedly an investigation as to whether or not that so cal nuke plant was sabbotaged:

[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]

would "they" tell us if it was?
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only watched the first video, but good post... bump and suggest pin. will look at the other content later.

also, wasn't there supposedly an investigation as to whether or not that so cal nuke plant was sabbotaged:

[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]

would "they" tell us if it was?
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They probably wouldn't. Check this...

So Cal Edison wants most of its testimony on the state investigation into what went wrong at San Onofre kept secret:

[link to www.kpbs.org]


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San Onefre must go!
I live 30 miles downwind from this plant.
Help stop San Onofre from reopening!
5 stars and a pin for press and knowledge.
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And there is this...

Somebody is going after Arnie...



Fairewinds: Website is under verified DDS attack — Another nuclear expert’s site had similar problems — Both involved with San Onofre issue — “What is the nuke industry hiding?”
[link to enenews.com]

[snip]

All experts in Fairewinds Associates current expert witness cases have had to sign onerous non-disclosure documents for all current case load. Amazing to me that nuke plant owners can deny the public its right to know.
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Expert Testimony Explains Errors in San Onofre Nuke Plant Saga
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Delivering the presentation today was nuclear engineer and FOTE consultant Arnie Gundersen. According to Gunderson, SONGS' problems started when Edison officials installed replacement steam generators at the plant.

Flaws in their design led to a phenomenon known as "high void fraction." This high void fraction, Gunderson argued today, is what caused the mysterious vibrations that led to the unprecedented levels of wearing on the tubes, which is what caused the plant to be shut down for safety reasons.

According to FOTE, these errors suggest that Edison officials are incompetent and can't be trusted to continue operating SONGS. "Edison played fast and loose by making radical design changes and ducking the rules," claims the group's nuclear campaigner Kendra Ulrich. "The result was the most rapid breakdown of such replacement steam generators in the history of the U.S. nuclear industry. If Edison had followed the rules, an NRC license review would have found these glaring defects, and the lives and livelihoods of millions of people would not have been put at risk nor would hundreds of millions of dollars have been squandered."
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And there is this...

Somebody is going after Arnie...



Fairewinds: Website is under verified DDS attack — Another nuclear expert’s site had similar problems — Both involved with San Onofre issue — “What is the nuke industry hiding?”
[link to enenews.com]

[snip]

All experts in Fairewinds Associates current expert witness cases have had to sign onerous non-disclosure documents for all current case load. Amazing to me that nuke plant owners can deny the public its right to know.
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San Onefre must go!
I live 30 miles downwind from this plant.
Help stop San Onofre from reopening!
5 stars and a pin for press and knowledge.
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Agreed! I live in PB, so we'd both be fucked if there was a serious accident at San Onofre.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission only requires a 10 mile evacuation from a nuclear plant here in the USA. The NRC assumes any radiation plume would be "diluted enough" so as to not impact people beyond 10 miles - is this some kind of sick fucking joke?

The NRC recommended a 50 mile evacuation zone, for the Fukushima Daiichi nuke plant, in March 2011.

Downtown San Diego is just about 50 miles from the San Onofre. Downtown LA is 68 miles away.

Evacuees within 10 miles north of San Onofre will be directed to the Orange County Reception and Decontamination Center at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Evacuees from San Onofre State Beach will be directed south to the Reception and Decontamination Center at Carlsbad High School, 3550 Monroe Street, Carlsbad.

The closest incorporated city in San Diego is the City of Oceanside which is approximately 17 miles south of the plant. Since they are outside the 10 mile zone, there is no evacuation plan for this city or any other city South or East of the plant.

more info, here:

[link to www.co.san-diego.ca.us]

With over 22 million people, roughly 60% of California's population resides in southern California.


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Big business will always put profits before people, until we change the system.

Good thread. Thanks.
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Thanks for the pin!

While I don't agree with this woman on just about any other issue, I support her actions here:

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES February 6, 2013 (AP)

California Sen. Barbara Boxer pressed federal regulators Wednesday to open an investigation into equipment problems at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant.

In a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Democrat said information in a previously unreleased report shows operator Southern California Edison and the company that built the plant's ailing steam generators, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, were aware of design problems before the equipment was installed.

Edison spokeswoman Maureen Brown did not immediately respond to an email and phone message seeking comment. Mitsubishi spokesman Patrick Boyle did not immediately respond to an email or phone message seeking comment.

In a statement issued by spokesman Victor Dricks, the NRC confirmed it had received the letter and would respond in the normal course of business.

"As an independent safety agency, we will review all available information in making a judgment as to whether the plant would meet our safety standards if restart were permitted," the NRC said.

continue reading, here:

[link to abcnews.go.com]


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For Fishy..... and anyone who lives near San Onofre....

DAB Safety Team & Related Info
[link to docs.google.com (secure)]
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Great...
Now we have nuclear watchdog in secrecy agreement with nukesters...



Secrecy pact challenged at San Onofre
[link to www.nctimes.com]

[snip]

Edison and Friends of the Earth signed off on a protective order that restricts information deemed proprietary by Edison and its third-party vendors, contractors and consultants.

Contacted by phone, Lutz said there occasionally may be legitimate reasons for withholding specifications about the plant and its steam generators, including security-related matters. Proprietary concerns are essentially moot, he said, given the generators' apparent design flaws and the fact that Edison has hired the principal competitors to the manufacturer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, to analyze its restart plan.

"I would like to have them at least list the documents that are being kept in confidentiality and say why," said Lutz, noting that he was removed from the docket distribution and access list after the judge's ruling. "The best approach is to be completely open. ... What they're doing is the exact opposite."
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The circumstances and topography of Japan are unique.
Averaging 1500 quakes annually, junction of 4 tectonic plates, volcanic island, exposed on one coast to open ocean.

That being said, many plants in the US
have potential catastrophe scenarios.
116 million[2010] within 50 mile radius in
the US. 104 reactors.

Interactive map at link.

Indian Point 17 million
Limerick 8
San Onofre 8
Dresden 7



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That's 116 million nuclear neighbors, up from 109 million a decade earlier, according to the analysis conducted for msnbc.com by Longcreative, a data analysis and design company.

The population within 10 miles of Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island reactor grew 11 percent. At Pilgrim, outside of Boston, the increase was 41 percent. Near San Onofre on the California fault lines, 50 percent.

Among the 100 most populous U.S. cities on the new census map, 26 have a nuclear plant within 50 miles: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia (3 different plants nearby), Phoenix, San Diego, Fort Worth, Charlotte (2 plants), Detroit, Baltimore, Boston (2 plants), Washington, Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Omaha, Raleigh and Durham, Miami, Cleveland, Minneapolis and St. Paul (2 plants), New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Toledo (2 plants), Newark, Baton Rouge, and Rochester, N.Y.
[link to www.msnbc.msn.com]

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We all know that Fukushima was a "False-Flag" that never happened.
Just like the Newtown Massacre.

It's all fake.
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We all know that Fukushima was a "False-Flag" that never happened.
Just like the Newtown Massacre.

It's all fake.
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Who is 'we'..?
You got a mouse in your pocket...?

The radiation contamination is real, moran.
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There's single frame embedded in the video at 1:56 into it (taken from this version: [link to www.youtube.com]

Here's the image:

[link to www.imgbox.de]

It is not used further in the report nor explained at all.


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Thanks for the updates and links.

Here's a radioactive plume model resulting from a severe nuclear accident at San Onofre, as calculated by NRDC (based on the actual weather patterns of March 11-12, 2011). The result on any given day will vary according to the type of reactor accident and on the prevailing weather patterns at the time:

[link to flic.kr]

You can check NRDC's plume modeling for other nuke reactors across the USA on their site, here:

[link to www.nrdc.org]

The severity of the accident, weather patterns, as well as the type and amount of Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) stored at the site, are all factors in any relevant modeling. I'm not sure if NRDC took the SNF into account.

We all remember the frenzy over Potassium Iodide (KI), after Fukushima, but KI can only provide protection for one organ, the thyroid gland, from radiation due to one radionuclide - radioiodine. It doesn't have any value in protecting other organs of the body or in providing protection from radiation from other radioactive nuclides.

How much SNF and of what type is stored at San Onofre?

While the plant is currently offline, the San Onofre Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) is storing a total of 1,115 SNF assemblies in 47 casks (plus one cask containing the Greater-Than-Class-C (GTCC) waste from Unit 1).

taken from:

[link to www.storenuclearfuel.com]

While that report documents the number of casks and that only 1 contains GTCC waste, the other 47 casks are assumed to have less toxic waste - a big assumption. I'd like to see the specifics.

The following document lists the SNF storage, in metric tons of uranium, by state (page 17):

[link to www.fas.org]


When researching this issue, you'll find yourself in a veritable radioactive rabbit hole.


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I am a union carpenter and will be working on this sgr project.

I will make 30 to 45k in 2 months.

Cry about the job market all you want.
I'm a bankin.
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Great...
Now we have nuclear watchdog in secrecy agreement with nukesters...



Secrecy pact challenged at San Onofre
[link to www.nctimes.com]

[snip]

Edison and Friends of the Earth signed off on a protective order that restricts information deemed proprietary by Edison and its third-party vendors, contractors and consultants.

Contacted by phone, Lutz said there occasionally may be legitimate reasons for withholding specifications about the plant and its steam generators, including security-related matters. Proprietary concerns are essentially moot, he said, given the generators' apparent design flaws and the fact that Edison has hired the principal competitors to the manufacturer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, to analyze its restart plan.

"I would like to have them at least list the documents that are being kept in confidentiality and say why," said Lutz, noting that he was removed from the docket distribution and access list after the judge's ruling. "The best approach is to be completely open. ... What they're doing is the exact opposite."
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And some of that information, they said in filings with regulators, might make public competitive details or may violate contracts they have with third parties like Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi manufactured the faulty steam generators at the center of the state's inquiry.

John Geesman, an attorney for the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility, has objected to Edison's request. He said if the California Public Utilities Commission agrees with Edison, public interest groups as parties to the state's investigation will get to see the companies' testimony only if they sign a nondisclosure agreement.

"But we would not be allowed to speak to the press or anyone else who had not signed such a nondisclosure agreement and you as a representative of the media would not have any access to the information," Geesman said.

[link to www.kpbs.org]

Before 1889, Thomas Edison had business interests in many electricity-related companies: Edison Lamp Company, a lamp manufacturer in East Newark, New Jersey; Edison Machine Works, a manufacturer of dynamos and large electric motors in Schenectady, New York; Bergmann & Company, a manufacturer of electric lighting fixtures, sockets, and other electric lighting devices; and Edison Electric Light Company, the patent-holding company and the financial arm backed by J.P. Morgan and the Vanderbilt family for Edison's lighting experiments.[11]
General Electric Company, or GE (NYSE: GE), is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in Schenectady, New York and headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.[1]

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG; 株式会社三菱UFJフ&#​12451;ナンシャル・&#12464​;ループ Mitsubishi Yūefujei Finansharu Gurūpu?) is a Japanese bank holding / financial services company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.[2]
It holds assets of around US$2.5 trillion (JPY 202 trillion) as of March 2011[3] and is one of the main companies of the Mitsubishi Group.[4] It is Japan's largest financial group and the world's second largest bank holding company holding around US$1.7 trillion (JPY 136 trillion) in deposits as of March 2011.[3]

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (福島第一原子力&#30​330;電所事故 Fukushima Dai-ichi ( pronunciation) genshiryoku hatsudensho jiko?) was a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011.

[5][6] It is the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, and only the second disaster (along with Chernobyl) to measure Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.[7]
The plant comprises six separate boiling water reactors originally designed by General Electric (GE), and maintained by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Mitsubishi made use of forced labor during this time period. Laborers included allied POWs, as well as Chinese and Korean citizens. In the post-war period, lawsuits and demands for compensations were presented against the Mitsubishi Corporation, in particular by former Chinese slave laborers.[6]
Mitsubishi were involved in the opium trade in China during this period.[7]

On October 1, 2005, MTFG completed the acquisition of UFJ Holdings, Japan's fourth largest banking group, to form the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the world's largest bank ranked by assets with ¥190 trillion (approximately $1.7 trillion).

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

China, the largest holder of U.S. government debt, barely increased its holdings in September to $1.16 trillion. Japan, the second-largest, increased its holdings to $1.13 trillion.

[link to www.businessweek.com]


Sino (SION/Zion)-Japanese War

[link to www.businessinsider.com]

Is China setting off underwater nuclear weapons to cause Japanese earthquakes/tsunami?

Thread: Is China setting off underwater nuclear weapons to cause Japanese earthquakes/tsunami?
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@10324696

The rabbit hole is deep and dark..
The connections are apparent in some cases..
obscured in others..

One thing is for sure, we may never know how far it goes.
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I am a union carpenter and will be working on this sgr project.

I will make 30 to 45k in 2 months.

Cry about the job market all you want.
I'm a bankin.
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You must be so proud..

Maybe you can afford to buy a clue.
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people protest in front of abortion doctors all the time , why not protest in front of nuke plant workers homes ? nope those same sort of abortion protestors will live right on top of a nuke plant and thank jeeezus for the lectricty every morning noon and night. coincidence ?
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people protest in front of abortion doctors all the time , why not protest in front of nuke plant workers homes ? nope those same sort of abortion protestors will live right on top of a nuke plant and thank jeeezus for the lectricty every morning noon and night. coincidence ?
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Protesting nukesters gets you thrown in jail..
even 83 year old nuns know this.
She's facing her third or fourth incarceration.
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people protest in front of abortion doctors all the time , why not protest in front of nuke plant workers homes ? nope those same sort of abortion protestors will live right on top of a nuke plant and thank jeeezus for the lectricty every morning noon and night. coincidence ?
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Protesting nukesters gets you thrown in jail..
even 83 year old nuns know this.
She's facing her third or fourth incarceration.
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Umm no dumbass protest in front of the worker's homes on public sidewalks not the plant.
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The 84-acre generating station in the northern corner of San Diego County is built to withstand a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, said Gil Alexander, a spokesman for the generation station's operator, Southern California Edison. That is greater than the 6.5 shaker that scientists predicted could strike the plant before it was built 42 years ago, he said. But it's less than the 8.9 quake that hit Japan last week.

Thread: Southern California San Onofre Nuclear Plant "can withstand up to 7.0 quake and a 25-foot tsunami wall ", Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
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Thousands Gather in Tokyo to Protest Nuclear Restart

[link to www.nytimes.com]

Japanese Anti nuclear protesters rally outside parliament


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The Next Fukushima is Ready & Waiting...


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people protest in front of abortion doctors all the time , why not protest in front of nuke plant workers homes ? nope those same sort of abortion protestors will live right on top of a nuke plant and thank jeeezus for the lectricty every morning noon and night. coincidence ?
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Protesting nukesters gets you thrown in jail..
even 83 year old nuns know this.
She's facing her third or fourth incarceration.
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Umm no dumbass protest in front of the worker's homes on public sidewalks not the plant.
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OK, brainiac..
The workers are going to close the plants if you protest
in front of their houses..?
You gonna split up the group and cover them all or go door to door..?

It's a good thing breathing doesn't require thought..
you'd suffocate quickly.
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AP: U.S. Senator wants probe after reading confidential report on sickly California nuke plant — Shows they knew about San Onofre problems beforehand

Boxer wants probe at sickly San Onofre nuke plant

California Sen. Barbara Boxer is pressing federal regulators to open a probe into equipment problems at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant. [...]

A statement says the Democrat wants the NRC to investigate what she calls new information that shows Edison and the company that built the plant’s ailing steam generators were aware of design problems before the equipment was installed. [...]

[link to www.newschannel9.com]

Southern California Edison was aware of problems with replacement steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power but chose not to make fixes, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer charged Wednesday.

Boxer’s office cited a leaked report from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries — the manufacturer of the steam generators — obtained by her office. It is the first indication from government officials that Edison and Mitsubishi knew the now-shuttered system had problems before it was installed.

Boxer and U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) wrote to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane on Wednesday and said the Mitsubishi report “indicates that Southern California Edison (SCE) and MHI were aware of serious problems with the design of San Onofre nuclear power plant’s replacement steam generators before they were installed” and “rejected enhanced safety modifications and avoided triggering a more rigorous license amendment and safety review process.” [...]

[link to latimesblogs.latimes.com]

[link to enenews.com]
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I can't take arnie or any of the fairwinds people seriously.
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Re: Fukushima 2 year anniversary - San Onofre & the questionable Economics of Nuke Power [debate]
I can't take arnie or any of the fairwinds people seriously.
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I'm quite sure this will be devastating news for them..



Fairewinds Energy Education Corp is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2008. Its mission is to educate the public about nuclear power and other energy issues. Beginning in 2008, Fairewinds Energy Education Corp received several grants to study ongoing radioactive releases occurring at operating nuclear power plants in the US. Following the nuclear accident at the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant site on March 11, 2011, Fairewinds Energy Education Corp received a grant to produce educational videos to help people around the world understand the truth about what happened at Fukushima Daiichi and the world-wide impact of this nuclear catastrophe that dwarfs Three Mile Island (TMI) and Chernobyl.

As of early 2012, our videos have received more than 7.5 million views, and Fairewinds Energy Education Corp began receiving donations to help sustain this work. Thanks to the talented efforts of an all-volunteer team, our website has also been translated to Japanese.

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