Please support this action from Friends of the Earth. They are working to help keep us safe from a nuclear disaster at San Onofre.
The San Onofre nuclear plant has been shut down for more than three months now due to damage to key equipment in both of its reactors.
The reactors’ operator, Southern California Edison, has yet to determine the extent of the damage, yet it recently announced plans to restart them as early as June, potentially endangering the millions of Californians living within miles of the plant.
Edison needs permission from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to restart the reactors, and it is doing everything in its power to get that approval.
Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein are tracking the problems at San Onofre — and they have the power to influence the NRC’s decision. Over the past month, Friends of the Earth activists in California have sent 2,557 messages to each senator urging action. Just last week, Senator Boxer sent a tough letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission calling on the agency to release information on the problems that led to the reactors’ malfunction.
Your voices are making a difference, and Senators Boxer and Feinstein need to keep hearing from Californians. Click here to thank Sen. Boxer for taking action, and to urge both senators to keep on the case of the NRC. Public safety and the environment must take priority above Edison’s profits.
Edison wants to restart the reactors in a matter of weeks — before it has fully identified the problems and figured out whether or not they can actually be solved. If the company is allowed to move forward, Californians could be facing a radioactive crisis.
Senator Boxer heads the committee that oversees the NRC and Senator Feinstein controls the NRC’s purse strings. They can demand disclosure of information, hold hearings to probe the problem at the reactors and pressure the NRC to keep them shut down.
Senators Boxer and Feinstein need to hear from you that you expect them to look out for Californians’ safety. Demand that the San Onofre reactors remain shut down — send your message to Senators Boxer and Feinstein today.
For a clean and safe energy future,
Climate and energy project director, Friends of the Earth