Declassified Documents Unveil Fraud, Fire Dangers At San Onofre Nuclear Plant

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Previously classified documents reveal a cover up of decades of fraud and major safety issues putting San Onofre nuclear power plant at risk of fire and meltdown.

Previously classified documents along with other evidence uncovered in an exclusive CBS news investigation point reveal the federal government has allowed – and helped to cover up – non-compliance with regulations that put San Onofre Nuclear Generating System at risk of fires which could lead to a nuclear meltdown at the plant.

This is just the latest revelation in ongoing mishaps and cover ups that directly threatens the lives of 8 million people in California.

8 Million Lives Threatened By California San Onofre Reactor Problems
The troubled San Onofre nuclear reactors are currently closed due to serious problems which threatens the lives of over 8 million people.

The San Onfre nuclear power plant in California is currently shutdown due to serious problems the extent of which are being covered up.

The lives of over 8 million people in California are in real and immediate danger after radiation leaked from the tubes at the plant.

As the plant’s operator, Southern California Edison, moves forward with plants to reopen the plant after assuring regulators the plant is safe to operator one of the nation’s top nuclear engineers issued a report last week revealing serious outstanding safety issues.

The report claims the operator is not being truthful issues at plant and concludes that the operator must be covering up more problems at the plant.

The report also says Southern California Edison has misled regulators changes made to the aging nuclear power plant and by failing to cite the differences about old and new steam reactors that could seriously compromise the safety of the reactors.

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Washington’s blog provides more detail on the latest scandal.
Fraud Makes Nuclear Plant Unsafe

California’s San Onofre nuclear plant suffered a “very significant” event in February: a steam tube rupture and nuclear leak. The plant has been shut down ever since.

In fact, San Onofre has been riddled with fraud for decades leading to very dangerous conditions:

A recent change in San Onofre’s cooling system – done under the radar to avoid government scrutiny – has also put the plant at risk:

California’s Other Plant Could Be Another Fukushima

California’s other nuclear plant – Diablo Canyon – is also located on numerous earthquake faults, and a state legislator and seismic expert says it could turn into California’s Fukushima:

On July 26th 2011 the California Energy Commission held hearings concerning the state’s nuclear safety. During those hearings, the Chairman of the Commission asked governments experts whether or not they felt the facilities could withstand the maximum credible quake. The response was that they did not know.

This is similar to what happened at Fukushima: seismologists dire warnings were ignored (and see this.)

Yet the Nuclear Regulatory Commission doesn’t even take earthquake risk into account when deciding whether or not to relicense plants like Diablo Canyon. And – despite Fukushima – the Obama administration’s nuclear regulators have actually weakened their emergency response plans for a U.S. nuclear accident.
California Ballot Initiative May Shut Down Nuclear Plants

There’s a 2012 California ballot initiative to shut down all nuclear reactors in the state. See this, this and this.

The initiative is spearheaded by someone who has already successfully shut down a nuclear power plant through a ballot initiative.

Source:Washington’s Blog

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