Right now, 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive nuclear waste at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) near San Diego are in the process of being buried on the beach, just 100 feet from the ocean and a mere few feet above the water table. This puts the health and safety of the community and environment at alarming risk.
Demand a better solution: the nuclear waste should be moved off the beach to a new, above-ground concrete-reinforced temporary storage facility located further east in Camp Pendleton—where it can be protected from sea level rise and potential terrorist attack. Nuclear waste experts including former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chief Greg Jaczko, U.S. government advisor on nuclear waste Tom English, and retired Navy Admiral Len Herring, among others, have publicly supported this alternative.
Take action by sending a comment on the draft Environmental Impact Report for SONGS’ decommissioning and tell the California State Lands Commission that moving spent fuel storage to the Mesa or another site further east in Camp Pendleton is the only safe and ethical choice until a scientifically sound national repository is available.