The extended shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant has sparked debate about whether Southern California's power grid relies too much on the plant. (Christina House / For the Los Angeles Times /April 6, 2012)
New Scrutiny for CA Nuke plant
San Onofre: We Can't Ignore the Warning Signs
Reminder, especially if you live in Orange County, be sure to let the NRC know you want the evacuation safety zones increased.
In the United States today the advanced planning directive for an evacuation zone is still restricted to 10 miles! The NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) is currently working on expanding emergency planning zones and improving regulations.
The deadline for public comments is July 16, 2012 and now would be the perfect time to make your comments known. Remember "The Pen is Mightier than the Sword" and as citizens it is our duty to give our input when asked. After all it might just make a difference.