This website is a public resource of factual information about the serious safety issues with the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located a few miles south of San Clemente, California. The source for most of the information is official government documents.
The information is extensively research and fact checked by our coalition of local citizens and organizations living within the danger zone of San Onofre. We have joined forces to inform the public about critical issues that are not being resolved by those responsible for protecting our safety from a nuclear disaster. There is limited information available from the mainstream media, so we are sharing this information with the public in layman terms and as concisely as possible.
- www.residentsorganizedforasafeenvironment.wordpress.com (ROSE)
- Coalition For Responsible Ethical Environmental Decisions (CREED)
- SOS Laguna Woods
- SOS Solana Beach
Please share this information with others. We need a more informed public in order to improve our chances of avoiding a nuclear disaster. If you have information regarding other safety issues or would like to become more involved in the effort to make San Onofre safer, please contact me.
Donna Gilmore, SOS Communications Director
About me: I’ve lived in San Clemente for many years and always assumed the San Onofre nuclear plant was managed as safe as possible. However, after reading reports in the local newspapers that employees are harassed and even fired for reporting unresolved safety issues to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or to the public, I decided to investigate further. I could not believe such a story might be true. To my shock and dismay, the stories were true. My research on nuclear waste shows there are no good solutions to store the nuclear waste. However, we must find the safest solutions possible and as soon as possible — which is currently not being done. One of my priorities is to continue working with nuclear engineers and others who put safety over industry profits, and to continue my research in this area. My objective is to be a watchdog and educator to the public on this issue and other safety-related issues. The NRC is a captured regulatory agency, so it’s up to the public to help bring these critical issues to the forefront. There are good employees at the NRC, but they need our help to support those recommendations that put safety above industry profits. As you can see from my Nuclear Waste research, the opposite is happening. My background includes research and systems analysis, programming, database design, project management, legislative analysis, human resources, and management of a large data center for engineers. I understand the value of good disaster planning and the value of open, positive communications with employees. To succeed, employees need to feel free to bring issues to management — without fear of repercussions. The NRC consistently reports San Onofre has the worst safety culture and has an on-going problem of “…not making conservative assumptions in their decision-making…” This should not be tolerated at a nuclear plant! I love living in San Clemente and want to do whatever I can to make this city and the rest of California as safe as possible from a nuclear disaster.