09/24/2012 Del Mar City Council Meeting

The Del Mar City Council unanimously passed Resolution 2012-57 regarding San Onofre to:

    • Urge the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to require that Edison undergo a public, transparent license amendment hearing regarding the replacement steam generators, before the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is allowed to restart; and
    • Strongly support the California Public Utilities Commission in:
      • expeditiously initiating and completing an Order Instituting Investigation regarding the costs and reliability of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and
      • comparing the reliability and costs of the San Onofre facility to a future based on alternatives, including efficiency, load management, demand response, renewable energy, and energy storage.

See signed copy of Del Mar Resolution 2012-57 regarding San Onofre.


City Of Del Mar
1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

September 24, 2012 6:00 p.m. Del Mar City Council meeting.

Agenda Item 4 San Onofre 


    • Receive presentation from Daniel 0. Hirsch, Lecturer on Nuclear Policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and President of Committee to Bridge the Gap
    • Receive presentation from Southern California Edison representing the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
    • Receive public input
    • Determine whether to take a position regarding the restart of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Reactors and/or adopt the proposed resolution expressing the City’s position.
Agenda Item 4 (San Onofre) and Attachments
9/12/2012 Dan Hirsch Committee to Bridge the Gap Steam Generator Press Release
9/12/2012 CBG Report: FAR OUTSIDE THE NORM: The San Onofre Nuclear Plant’s Steam Generator Problems

NOTE: Recent earthquake news

Magnitude 5.3 Near Brawley, CA: 2:05 pm, 8/26/2012

San Diego County residents may have felt the 5.3 magnitude earthquake that shook just outside Brawley, CA.  The Intensity Maps are showing the earthquake as a II-III (Weak shaking/no damage) with San Diego County at a II or III.

An “Unusual Event” was declared at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station at 12:39 PM for Units 2 & 3. The Event Code is HU 1.1 (Seismic Event) and no protective action recommendations were made. Additionally, there has not been a radioactive release associated to the event.  At this time the plant has reported no damage due to the earthquake.

      • What would the city and Edison have done if this had been an 8.0 earthquake? San Onofre is designed for a 7.0, but USGS rates the nearby faults at 7.5 to 8.0.  An 8.0 is 10 times stronger than a 7.0.  
      • Steam generator tubes are vibrating WITHOUT AN EARTHQUAKE. What earthquake rating do they have now?

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4 Responses to 09/24/2012 Del Mar City Council Meeting

  1. rsauerheber says:

    ← 09/24/2012 Del Mar City Council Meeting
    Dr. Richard Sauerheber
    Dear Del Mar City Council,

    We appreciate very much you taking an interest in safety issues concerning the San Onofre nuclear fission reactor in your upcoming meeting.

    There should not even be a discussion required for the fact that the San Onofre fission plant should be shut down permanently. The National Academies Press recently published the astronomical amounts of radiaoctive substances that are emitted from San Onofre and other reactors of its kind in the U.S.., most of the radiation being gaseous metals unable to be trapped by pollultion control devices, plus large amounts of tritium water released regularly around the plant.

    San Diego is soon to start using waste water for drinking water and the initial tests indicate the source material has large amounts of tritium water in it that cannot be removed by either reverse osmosis or even by distillation, and the source of the waste water has not been revealed to the public. It is time that America returns to being an organic Nation, with clean reliable air and water supplies without useless chemicals at all.

    Richard Sauerheber, Ph.D. Chemistry

  2. CaptD says:

    Many more technical comments about SORE (San Onofre Reactor Emergency) here:
    Proposed Changes To San Onofre’s Decommissioning Fund http://is.gd/7qGGg5
    and here:
    Cost Benefit Analysis Underway At San Onofre http://is.gd/ofTIZO

  3. CaptD says:

    When folks think Real Estate, Location, Location, Location, one of the most important things is:
    “How close am I and or are we downwind from a potential Nuclear Reactor Meltdown”

    Lets use Southern California as an example:

    What would happen to property values in SoCal if SORE, (San Onofre Reactor Emergency) suffered a meltdown like Fukushima for ANY reason, like an EQ (Earth Quake), terrorism, Tsunami, operator error or just “because it can”?

    Per the NRC: Fact Sheet on Nuclear Insurance and Disaster Relief http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact

    In short, if there is more than $12 Billion in damages, residents are left holding a empty radioactive bag! This is only a tiny fraction of what it will cost in Fukushima, which is estimated to be about a Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster!

    What is the value of all the homes and Commercial property downwind of SORE?
    Probably at least several TRILLION dollars…

    Here is a great graphic that will help everyone visualize what is downwind of any of the US reactors! NRDC Nuclear Fallout Map: http://www.nrdc.org/nuclear/fallout/
    Just click on a reactor and zoom in… (BTW: These are conservative fallout estimates).

    Where will the US Government get the REST of the money if it happened at SORE (or a reactor where you live) next week, probably from Social Security and or Medicare? Where will people relocate to for how long, Las Vegas and or Yuma?

    In reality, ALL those affected are doomed! 100+ thousand are still living in nuclear refugee camps in Japan and it has been about a year and a half since their triple meltdowns which are BTW still spewing radioactive pollution Globally!

  4. CaptD says:

    Radioactive Food Contanimation in CA?

    It contains large listing of radionuclides now being found in the USA and elsewhere…

    Yet our EPA is saying nothing!

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