Southern California Edison Announces Shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

San Onofre Nuclear Power PlantSouthern California Edison announced today, Friday, June 7, 2013, that it will shut down the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.

After years of safety violations and investigations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings, grassroots activists demonstrations, and just one week after a panel discussion held at the San Diego County Administration Building (hosted by recently elected County Supervisor David Roberts), the LA Times quoted Ted Craver, Chairman and Chief Executive of Edison International, parent company of SCE:  “We have concluded that the continuing uncertainty about when or if [the plant] might return to service was not good for our customers, our investors, or the need to plan for our region’s long-term electricity needs.”

Congratulations to leaders and supporters of the grassroots effort to call attention to this issue and educate the community of the need to shut down this “old and unsafe technology” for generating electricity.

As Albert Einstein once commented, “Nuclear power is a hell of a way to boil water.”

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2 thoughts on “Southern California Edison Announces Shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

  1. Peggy Budd June 7, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    High five to all those who worked so diligently to make this happen. Let’s continue to monitor the shutdown and cleanup and find green jobs for those workers who may be laid off

    Peggy Barnes Budd

    • Michael McQuary June 7, 2013 / 1:58 pm

      Thank you Peggy for the meetings you attended, demonstrations you participated in, emails you sent out, and the encouragement you provided in helping to shut down the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. Your suggestion about helping laid off workers find green jobs is important.

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