Sunday, September 30, 2012

10/06 – Nuclear Free California Statewide Meeting • NFC

California Statewide Conference
Nuclear Free California NFC
Saturday October 6, 2012
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Resource Center For Nonviolence
612 Ocean St.
Santa Cruz, California

Join activists, educators, labor and community people meeting to discuss and plan the efforts to close the two nuclear plants in California at San Onofre and Diablo Canyon. We will have reports and updates from Japan and around California as well as plans for future actions.
Screening And Presentation
How Nukes Got To Japan and Daniel O. Hirsch
7:00 PM
First Screening in Santa Cruz of
How Nuke Plants Got To Japan by NHK
Guest Speaker  Daniel O. Hirsch Lecturer UCSC
Donation Requested
$7.00 (no one turned away due to lack of funds)
Nuclear Free California
To get more information call (415)867-0628 or 510-843-2322.

10/06 – Nuclear Free California Statewide Meeting • NFC | #nukefreecal

Friday, September 28, 2012

San Onofre Nuclear Plant (Sen. Boxer vs. The NRC) • DEL MAR & ENCINITAS CITY COUNCILS

San Onofre Nuclear Plant (Sen. Boxer vs. The NRC) - YouTube
Oversight Hearing on NRC's Implementation of Recommendations for Enhancing Nuclear Reactor Safety in the 21st Century September 12, 2012

MsMilkytheclown's Channel - YouTube
San Onofre: Bad Vibrations (Cause of Radioactive Emissions / Arnie Gundersen)
People & Power - Danger Zone: Ageing Nuclear Reactors
Arnie Gundersen/Fairewinds Associates: Japanese:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission daily reports (what's happening at nuclear plants near you):
Union of Concerned Scientists (watchdog over NRC):
Half Life Decay rates for radioactive nuclides 

10.9 CA: NRC public meeting re troubled San Onofre Nuke plant 

10.6 Nuclear Free California Conference #NFC Santa Cruz 

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Millions in Southern California are in danger of radioactive leaks, or even a Fukushima-level event, unless the aging San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station plant is shut down permanently

Petition | California Coastal Commission: Protect Whales~ Stop Seismic Testing off the Coast of Central California! |
Central Coastal California Seismic Imaging Project–Whales Need Your Help NOW!
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is posed to conduct seismic testing in a grid pattern over a large area off the Central Coast of California from Cambria to the Santa Maria River. Tests could begin as early as September 2012 and last until the end of the year. The research ship would emit blasts of very loud noise into the ocean. Streamers four or five miles long would be towed behind the vessel, which would pick up the sound waves as they penetrate several miles into the Earth’s crust and reverberate back to the surface.
Tests would last for 24 hours and would kill or injure marine mammals, including whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and otters. A deaf marine mammal is a dead one as this is the sense they rely on to communicate, navigate and find food. Seabirds and other species such as endangered sea turtles, could be affected as well, with little or no way of mitigating the impacts. Great potential harm is highly possible to the small population of harbor porpoises in the Morro Bay area. They are most sensitive to loud man-made sound and the mammal most vulnerable to habitat abandonment and to hearing loss. (more)

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Published on Sep 25, 2012 by 
San Onofre Nuclear (Waste) Generating Station was on the agenda; Dan Hirsch spoke first, then someone from Southern California Edison, who was questioned for a while by the council, then the public comment period opened up. Speakers during this period were (in order): Torgen Johnson, Cathy Iwane, Donna Gilmore, Ray Lutz, Gary Headrick, Ace Hoffman, Sharon Hoffman, Jeff Steinmetz, Martha Sullivan and Dr. Sue Arrigo, MD, PhD.

The city council unanimously adopted the following resolution:

"NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Del Mar urges 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

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Del Mar strongly encourages the California Public Utilities Commission to: 1) expeditiously initiate and complete an Order Instituting Investigation regarding the costs and reliability of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and to compare the San Onofre facility to other energy sources used today and throughout the current licensing duration; and 2) protect ratepayers from being held responsible for errors and/or malfeasance by San Onofre Nuclear Generating Stations's operator, which led to faulty replacement steam generators being installed, ongoing outage expenses, and continuing repair costs; and 3) immediately take the San Onofre power plant out of the rate base; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that additional incentives and programs are urgently needed to support the rapid installation of new power generation, power savings, and grid stabilizing technologies, which together can serve as an alternative to San Onofre; and that these new electricity solutions should prioritize efficiency and renewable energy resources, per the State of California's load order and mandated targets, and should also prioritize local, distributed generation, per Governor Brown's Clean Energy Plan.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of
Del Mar, California, at a Regular Meeting held the 24 th day of September 2012."

Video by Ace Hoffman

Encinitas City Council meeting September 26th, 2012 - YouTube
Published on Sep 28, 2012 by 
A small amount of the placating IPC person starts off the video. After that, the activists speak in turn. The final vote -- unanimous

Ace Hoffman's Channel - YouTube |

Ace Hoffman: "Encinitas California city council, Wednesday, September 26th, 2012. This video includes all the activists who spoke against San Onofre, in order and uncut. What has been cut was a long and boring presentation by the IPC (a few seconds are included in the beginning) and a retired reactor operator who gave the usual line that the wind doesn't blow all the time and the sun doesn't shine, therefore San Onofre would never melt down. He was guaranteed safe egress and we even encouraged the mayor to let him finish his presentation when it ran over -- but I won't bore you with it! This is just the good stuff. Decommission San Onofre NOW!

see also: whats up: Anti-nuclear movement | California Nukes

#CANRallyDC - photos | #OccupyNuclear

i am still needing to follow up on my followup
 (whats up: #CANRallyDC Convergence on DC: Wrap-up)

~ here are some more photos in the meantime!

Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate
speaking against nukes in front of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Sept 21, 2012 - CAN Rally: NO NUKES NO WAR - OCCUPY THE NRC / Nan Laney

Jim Riccio of Greenpeace speaking against nukes
 in front of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Sept 21, 2012 - CAN Rally NO NUKES NO WAR - OCCUPY THE NRC / Nan Laney

Peace activist David Swanson of / Deborah Anne

Sherry Lutz of Detroit, activist and guitarist/singer/songwriter in the band The Insurgency
 ty Deborah Ann

Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate
speaking against nukes in front of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Sept 21, 2012 - CAN Rally: NO NUKES NO WAR - OCCUPY THE NRC / via Occupy the NRC

Robert Tohe speaking against nukes in front of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Sept 21, 2012 - CAN Rally: NO NUKES NO WAR - OCCUPY THE NRC / via CAN

Audience at September 20 #CANRallyDC Busboys and Poets Fundraiser / Gail Payne
> see whats up: #CANRallyDC Convergence on DC: Wrap-up


Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining


WITCH WATCH arose from the campaign to defend MOTHER EARTH from the proposed building of a new nuclear power station near Bridgwater in Somerset.

They camp and hold a 24 hour wome
n's vigil on the full moons of every month, with men welcome during the hours of daylight.

Some stay overnight and others come and go, so they have a meeting place for sharing energy, cauldron stirring, meditation and magic at the same time as being an on-site witness and protesting the construction/destruction.

PHONE 07799 515 449 for more details.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has scheduled a Category 3 Meeting for T
uesday, October 9, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

Get involved in NO NUKES!

California Against Nuclear Power & Radiation

Keep San Onofre Shut Down

Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE)

Shut San Onofre

San Onofre Safety | San Onofre Nuclear Safety Issues

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lies, Damn Lies, and Nuclear Lies | War Is A Crime .org

Lies, Damn Lies, and Nuclear Lies | War Is A Crime .org: Remarks at protest at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the International Day of Peace, 2012

NRC Oct 9 public meeting about troubles at San Onofre Nuke plant | Residents Organized for a Safe Environment

OCTOBER 9: #SanOnofre NRC meeting LIVE NOW AT
parissocalcat on USTREAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3:00 pm 9/13/12
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has scheduled a Category 3 Meeting for Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Regency Monarch Hotel in Dana Point.
This will be the first time that local concerned citizens, the NRC and Southern California Edison will take part together in a roundable discussion about San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) issues. They will also be joined at the discussion table by representatives from the California Energy Commission, the Coastal Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission.
This historic meeting will have two parts. The first part will be a roundtable discussion about SONGS steam generator problems. Part two will be a general discussion about procedures of the NRC and their effectiveness. Questions from the public will be taken throughout the meeting I have promised by the NRC.
“Generators 2 and 3 have been shut down since late January for safety issues. We welcome this opportunity to sit down with the NRC, Southern Calfiornia Edison and other interested parties,” said Gene Stone, a resident of San Clemente and head of Residents Organized for a Safe Environment. “Restarting San Onofre would pose a grave and dangerous threat to the eight-and-a-half million citizens who live nearby and their voices need to be heard loudly and clearly. We call on all interested citizens to come to this meeting and express their concerns about San Onofre.”
For more info contact: Gene Stone of ROSE – 949-233-7724
Carol Jahnkow of the Peace Resource Center of S.D. – 760-390-0775

NRC Oct 9 public meeting about troubles at San Onofre Nuke plant | Residents Organized for a Safe Environment

Saturday, September 22, 2012

#CANRallyDC Convergence on DC: Wrap-up


#CANRallyDC : Rally For A Nuclear Free Future
September 20 -22, 2012

3 days of events in Washington DC 

The demonstrations against nuclear power that CAN is organizing in September are powerful and imperative. I want every person – mothers, fathers, children, grandmothers and grandfathers, to make a major effort to attend one or all of these gatherings as the time for the “peaceful” atom is over. We must end it now before it ends us. – Helen Caldicott, MD - Solidarity Statements | Coalition Against Nukes

Iori Mochizuki speaks at the Coalition Against Nukes Rally in Washington D.C. on September 20th 2012.

from Iori-san's page "DC rally on 9/20 | Fukushima Diary:"I also had a speech in Capitol Reflecting Pool (3rd St & Jefferson Drive SW Washington DC 20004).
I thought that would not be so meaningful for me to talk about hypocrisy of nuclear industry or murderous policy of Japanese government to the audience because our audience already know such things and they can read more details on the internet. (but that’s necessary.)This is also a discrepancy unique for  this kind of the protest.This speech therefore was for passersby on the street, beside the pool, and tourists walking around.
I emphasized the fault of media and America to appeal for larger range of people.
Nuclear, war, dysfunction of the governing system, they all share the same root. War has an aspect as a public public investment for inventory readjustment of surplus in industrial products and people. Nuclear is also a part of them. You can’t resolve only a part of this entire system. The system needs a whole renovation.
My major was economics. I was a believer of free economy.
However, I’m starting to learn capitalism and democracy are merely impractical propositions like nuclear power.
You can change politician, but can not change bureaucracy. They are the one to absorb our tax and decide where to drop it. This is where all the power / information is concentrated. and they have no feedback from their bad operating. but you can’t attack them like you can’t punch air. I find it the crucial system error of our modern society.
I don’t know what can be alternative, but I’m starting to think again, we can’t design our society.
We live in the society, but don’t even know how it is working. so I’m doing what I can do. I focused on what I can accuse in this speech.

This is the draft of my speech... (more

more text & photos to come!

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today addressed an overflowing audience of enthusiastic supporters as he explained the current status of the nuclear industry in the United States. He cited the problematic Davis-Besse nuclear power in Northern Ohio as an example of the state of the industry.

"Good afternoon and thank you for the chance to address you today.  It is a privilege to do so. We are here today at one of the most important times in the history of nuclear power.  As the industry’s proponents work hard to create the myth of a “nuclear renaissance,” the truth is that the industry’s outlook has never been more tenuous.
The fleet of existing nuclear power plants is aging and they are approaching or have already past their useful life.  Already 73 plants across the country have received brand new 20 year licenses on their aging plants.  But another 33 are in process or will be applying for 20 year extensions.
At the same time, we are starting to find problems with the plants.  In 2002, workers at Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in northwest Ohio, while doing unrelated work, found a large, corroded crater the size of a football in the reactor vessel head next to one of the nozzles. Only three-sixteenths of an inch of steel remained intact at the bottom.  Even that began to crack and bulge... (more)

from Martin Images -

Congressional Briefing On Nuclear Power Part 1 Sept 2012 - YouTube

9.20 #CANRallyDC Busboys and Poets Fundraiser! Live Music and Speakers

The Insurgency playing at the CAN fundraiser

 in Washington DC, Thursday 09.20.12

Native American Ceremony - YouTube 
thanks to Lisa Andrus - greensladyful's channel - YouTube 

The Museum of the American Indian held a ceremony to acknowledge the effects of the nuclear fuel cycle on Native American lands.
Uranium mining and milling have taken a huge toll on Native American health and has cost many lives. In this solemn ceremony, we will remember our innate connection with the Natural World, offer thanks for our shared vision of a nuclear-free future, and acknowledge the injustice perpetrated on Native Lands.

This Rally had a NO NUKES/NO WAR theme and took place on what the United Nations has designated as the International Day of Peace or “Peace Day”. Speakers addressed radiation and public health, the NRC’s reclassifying of depleted uranium to be used for weapons making, uranium mining and enrichment, nuclear weapons and war, and the relationship between the nuclear energy industry and the war machine. Speakers for this historic demonstration include Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, Sierra Club environmental justice organizer and native Rights Activist Robert Tohe, Congressional Fellow for the Physicians for a National Health Program Dr. Margaret Flowers, War is a peace activist David Swanson, Its Our Economy activist Kevin Zeese and grassroots voices from across the country from Vermont Yankee to Indian Point to North Anna to Palisades to Davis Besse to Fermi to Hanford to San Onofre and beyond! 

Nans speech at Occupy NRC - YouTube
(text to add)

Presenting the Credro Petition to the NRC via Gene Stone

Media set by AnonMedia / @OCCUPYCARLISLE

9.22 #CANRallyDC Strategy Session

The strategy session drew activists from all over the country trying to collectively strategize for the first time.
we had 53 people at the CAN Strategy Session today, 09.21.12

Coalition Against Nukes