Citizens Oversight sued the Coastal Commission and now we are entering settlement discussions. Although settlement discussions are required to be confidential to allow frank discussion, we want to be open to public input on the matter of where nuclear waste from San Onofre will be stored. This meeting, at the Oceanside City Council Chambers on May 4, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, will be transcribed and included in the public file for the lawsuit. Until now, we, the public, have had almost no opportunity to weigh in on this project, with only two minutes provided at the California Coastal Commission meeting in Long Beach in October, 2015. Here, we have an opportunity to stop 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste from being stored only 100 feet from the ocean and only inches over the high-tide salt water mark. Recently updated research has determined that there is a geologic fault capable of creating a 7.4 magnitude earthquake nearby. By leaving this nuclear waste so near the coastline, we provide an easy target for a boat or a drone. If an accident or an intentional act or typical corrosion causes radioactive leakage, the resulting chain reaction could cause the California coast to become radioactive and uninhabitable to humans, and to all life, for up to 250,000 years...in other words, forever. *You* can save the ocean! *You* can save life! Show up to this meeting. Speak your mind.
More information about the case is at this link:
Oceanside Public Meeting on Beach Nuclear Waste Facility (Facebook event page)