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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WANTED: PEOPLE POWER NEEDED TO STOP COASTAL COMMISSION PERMIT

Editor, Times-Advocate:

In California, overwhelming public protest and community movement are urgently needed to stop CA Coastal Commission permit, approved for dangerous Southern California Edison (SCE) Plan for onsite spent nuclear fuel storage at San Onofre on exposed coastline for an indefinitely prolonged, uncertain duration, using unproven 5/8” HOLTEC Umax casks.

Education, write letters to editor, contact elected officials, mainstream media to publish news of strong regional public opposition, technical criticism of credible risks grossly underestimated since Coastal Commission public hearing (October 2015.)    Submittal of last minute Staff Report Amendment indicated the expected rate of ‘bluff retreat’ on highly erodible soil at San Onofre was underestimated by one third (up to almost 30 feet), and the impacts of rising sea levels were not fully analyzed using Coastal Commission’s most recent analytical standards on sea level rise.  Inadequate Permit conditions were approved for an unmaintained seawall, reliance on non-existent Aging Management Plans and ‘future technology’.

PATRICIA BORCHMANN,

Escondido

*Note: Opinions expressed by columnists and letter writers are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the newspaper.

2 responses to “LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WANTED: PEOPLE POWER NEEDED TO STOP COASTAL COMMISSION PERMIT”

  1. STOP THE COASTAL COMMISSION PERMIT TO BURY NUCLEAR WASTE ON THE BEACH
    Citizens concerned about burying high-level nuclear waste on the beach at San Onofre State Park are invited to attend a court hearing that will revoke the permit issued by the Coastal Commission to Southern California Edison. The write of mandate hearing by Plaintiff Citizens Oversight will occur on Good Friday at 2:00 PM in the Court of Judge Judith Hayes, Dept. C-68, San Diego Superior Court Hall of Justice 300 West Broadway. A silent vigil will occur directly outside the court room as attorneys argue their case. People who support revoking the permit are invited to wear blue ribbons on their arms to show solidarity.

  2. Chris Nava says:

    Ms. Borchmann needs to be commended for drawing the public’s attention to the dangers posed by the Coastal Commission’s failure to do their due diligence in studying all the conditions and risks to public safety by granting Southern California Edison a permit to proceed with a questionable plan to store spent nuclear fuel at San Onofre. The Coastal Commission has a moral obligation to stop the permit and diligently study all the current scientific data before granting any permits.

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