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JERRY COLLAMER, San Clemente

Where is the public outrage over the California Coastal Commission’s decision to go along with Southern California Edison’s rosy scenario: don’t sweat radioactive contamination from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, huh?

Where’s our public outrage over, potentially, the single greatest public disaster to ever devastate Southern California if SONGS’ canisters rust—hello, they’re rusting now—with no cool-pools to cool them back down, or a tsunami hits, or you name the zillion potentialities for a cataclysmic disaster at SONGS, as long as Russian roulette is the game “we’re” playing at SONGS?

FYI, where the public outrage should be is on the cover of the San Clemente Times. Not buried in Letters to the Editor.

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  • GREAT letter!
    People in town are sound asleep. When the canisters leak, and the media cranks up, which they will, your property value may be 0. Be ready.

    The good news is though that values will rise again in about 2,000 years.

    Party on SC !

  • I would encourage Mr. Collamer and Mr. Higgens to join a public walking tour offered at SONGS (info available on the website). During this tour, factual information is presented about spent fuel storage and radiation. For instance, the 316L stainless steel canisters in use at SONGS don’t “rust.” The spent fuel inside the canisters is in the form of solid ceramic pellets, so they don’t “leak.” And generally, the catastrophes predicted in the above letter and comment regarding spent fuel can’t happen.

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