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Poll: Should San Onofre Power Station Be Shut Down Permanently?

Critics of nuclear plant say recent issues have made station unsafe and object to reopening.

The San Onofre nuclear power plant has been closed since January for an investigation of radioactive steam leaks. Opponents of the power station would like it to —even if it means rolling blackouts on hot days this summer. Southern California Edison, owner or the twin reactor units, says safety is foremost but can reopen when fixes are made. Who do you believe?

Patti Davis May 04, 2012 at 07:08 AM
@Michele, Major Thanks to your Sons for their Service! My Dad was awarded and decorated for his service during WWII, and I have a brother that served in the US Navy and a Sister that served as a officer in the US Coast Guard. My daughters have friends that live on base, I know some of the families. I hope we do not hear of reports of any elevated disease of any kind in Camp Pendleton or any where in So Cal, that is why I want the San Onofre nuclear reactors to remain shut down. Why are you amused? There is nothing amusing about childhood cancer. That German study, along with other factors, most importantly the enfolding catastrophe in Fukushima, was enough to convince the German Bundestag to vote unanimously to close down their nuclear plants. Chancellor Angela Merkel said "nuclear has no future in Germany". Now, do you think a highly industrialized, advanced country, like Germany, would make such a decision for anything other then very serious reasons? Would they risk their power house industries like BMW, Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen because of a bogus study? They must have found enough merit in that study to be seriously concerned. They also had the real life horrific experience of Chernobyl close by to factor in to their decision.
Amaterasu Solar May 09, 2012 at 05:59 PM
To Those who voted No, it's been safe... May I point out that Fukushima was "safe" until it wasn't. Geez.
Komfort May 10, 2012 at 12:58 AM
So was the Fiskar... " “Yes, the Karma was the origin of the fire, but what exactly caused that we don't know at this time,” he said. The car was a complete loss. According to Baker, the driver arrived home in the Fisker, pulled into the garage, and less than three minutes later the car was in flames. It reportedly was not plugged in at the time of the fire and the Karma's battery remains intact. Right before the fire, the owner reported a smell of burning rubber. “The car was brand-new,” said Baker. “He still had paper tags on it, so it was 60 days old at [most].” According to Baker, the Karma was a post-recall vehicle bought in April." http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120508/CARNEWS/120509860
safesantee May 10, 2012 at 03:13 AM
"California is now without any Nuclear Generated power and everything is A-OK." Come summer time if that plant isn't on you'll be eating those words so fast. The worst part is you wont be able to go online to complain about it without that power. Oh the irony.
safesantee May 10, 2012 at 03:34 AM
@CaptD Can I see your proof showing how the amount of power available in CA today would be enough power for this summer when there's A/C units on, humidifiers, tv's and radios drawing more electricity? From my small amount of knowledge and watching the ca iso's website (http://www.caiso.com/outlook/SystemStatus.html) you will see todays peak use was 33313 MW with about 41500 MW available today, and I've seen it get pretty close in the summer at a lot higher Mega wattage then today and with sanO on.

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