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Is It Safe to Live Anywhere Near the Nuclear Plant at San Onofre?

The National Academy of Sciences recently proposed investigating cancer streaks in all communities within 30 miles of San Onofre.

There are 433 nuclear power plant (NPP) reactors in the world today.  Ever since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima last year, anyone living near one of these reactors now knows there are considerable risks to their homes and communities and to their health and safety.  Before Fukushima, most Japanese felt safe and trusted what the government and the nuclear industry told them. 

After Fukushima,  the vast majority of Japanese no longer trust anything that officials say about radiation. The country has shut down all 50 of its nuclear reactors.

Other countries, such as Germany, followed suit and decided to phase out all nuclear power. Here in the United States, it is much more difficult to take dramatic action because the nuclear industry is very rich and powerful and well-connected politically. 

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), heavily influenced by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI, the lobbying arm of the nuclear industry), has taken very little action after Fukushima and presses on with plans to build yet more reactors and relicense old ones which are nearing the end of their designed life expectancy.

But accidents like as a Fukushima meltdown are not the only reason to worry.  

Recently another ugly possibility has emerged which might threaten the health of everyone nearby:  the danger of cancer caused by the radiation that Edison regularly releases into the air and ocean. It just might be that living near a NPP is dangerous even if it runs like a Swiss watch and never has an accident.

The reason for this new worry comes from a recent bombshell report from none other than the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS).  On March 29, the NAS issued a 412 page report entitled “Analysis of Cancer Risks for Populations Living Near Nuclear Facilities.” This scientific study, written by 20 leading radiation epidemiologists,  was commissioned by the NRC. Those who want to wade through it can check it out:  http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13388#aboutprepub

The NAS carefully reviewed all the scientific evidence linking cancer to nuclear power plants and concluded that many studies are flawed and that new research is needed.  The main thrust of the report was to recommend careful epidemiological studies in six population zones near NPP in the U.S.   

Guess what?  Scientists want to study cancer streaks right here.  San Onofre was chosen as one of the lucky six, the only plant selected west of the Mississippi River.  Many of those who just learned about this express a relief that the cancer link is finally being taken seriously.  Results might not be known for years, but the fact that scientists want to study this area is reason enough to worry.

What do the scientists mean by “local population?”  Many people think that local might mean a few towns like San Clemente, Dana Point, and San Juan Capistrano and perhaps Camp Pendleton.  The shocker is that the scientists defined the population  area to be studied as a radius of 50 kilometers  (31 miles) surrounding San Onofre. 

This includes 2.4 million people in over 50 towns and cities. Those who imagined that nuclear dangers don’t apply to them because they are 10 or 20 miles away are in for a surprise.  This is obviously a regional issue.

The 31 mile radius is not as large as the 50 mile zone that U.S. officials proposed for evacuation (everyone between Los Angeles and San Diego), but it is still a hefty chunk of Southern California.   

Starting at Newport Beach and Huntington Beach in the north,  the circle would take in Santa Ana, Tustin, Irvine and almost all towns in Orange County.  In Riverside county it would pass through Corona and include Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, and Temecula. In San Diego County it would include Fallbrook, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, and all those coastal towns such as Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside.  All of Camp Pendleton is within the 30 mile radius.

Many are shocked that scientists want to look for possible cancer streaks in what otherwise might be considered one of the most desirable parts of the country.  Knowing there might be a cancer risk because of San Onofre, how many might be having second thoughts about wanting to live in this area?  Is it time to move, especially if you have kids or plan to start a family?  Would a business want to locate in an area where there are cancer streaks?  Until the study is completed, no one will know for sure whether San Onofre could be causing  cancer. We do know that in 2011 there were 163,480 new cases of cancer in California and 56,030 cancer deaths.

What is so toxic about San Onofre?  It is no secret that the plant generates about 500 pounds per day of radioactive waste and now stores thousands of tons in pools and casks outside of the containment domes.  This material is so deadly that no other place in the United States is willing to store it. 

So San Onofre is essentially a nuclear waste repository growing in size every day with little chance of having it carted elsewhere. The NRC “plan” for waste was to have every plant store it on site for 60 or more years. Thankfully, a federal court just ruled that this endangered the public and was an unacceptable plan.  It is unsettling that the NRC was perfectly happy to endanger the public and had to be slapped down by a federal court.

This stored radioactive waste is a huge hazard if there is ever a fire or earthquake or terrorist attack.  But it is not only the stored waste that scares people.  The dirty little secret that worries public health officials is the regular releases of radiation that are part of the normal operation of every NPP in the world. There are some substances like Tritium (radioactive hydrogen or H3) which are difficult or impossible to contain. 

Tritium, a byproduct of nuclear power,  is nasty stuff used in triggers for nuclear weapons.  If inhaled or swallowed it can be lethal.  In addition to Tritium, NPP regularly release dozens of radioactive isotopes. Some are vented into the atmosphere where the wind carries them over populated areas.  Others are dumped into the ocean.

The NRC allows power plants to carry out this dumping (called effluent emissions) because without such releases of radioactivity, nuclear power plants could not operate.  The total amount is regulated and anything released is called “low level.” This presupposes that certain levels of radiation are totally harmless, a contention that is disputed. 

Some medical authorities say that there is no such thing as a harmless low level.  Radiation effects are cumulative, and if you add years or decades of radiation from a NPP to environmental exposure and medical tests you may be doing significant damage at a cellular level which could end up turning into cancer.

Plants are not required to post the time, date, or concentration of each release but they are required to state yearly averages.  The problem with such minimal requirements is that radiation releases on one day can be averaged with many days of no release to produce a statistically low average. (Statisticians might call this an averaging artifact.) In 2010, Edison’s documents reveal that it released 34 different radionuclides including  Plutonium, Strontium 90, and Cesium 137, all extremely toxic to living tissue. 

San Onofre reactors are fitted with air ejectors which released radioactive byproducts into the atmosphere for 44 hours during the year. Wind direction is sometimes taken into account before a release, but if discharges are needed they will be blown into the atmosphere even if the wind is blowing inland toward residents.

Surfers might be interested to know that last year radioactive liquids were dumped into the ocean for a total of 550 hours. Wouldn’t it be nice if Edison would announce in advance on which days they are doing their ocean dumping? Who would want to be surfing anywhere near  ocean releases?  It is curious that surfers are alarmed by a highway going near Trestles but they don’t seem upset about nuclear waste being dumped into the ocean.

The NAS focus on the health dangers of radiation is nothing new. Danger posed by radiation has been a major concern of scientists, health officials, and the public ever since the dawn of the atomic era.  Debate about cancer possibly caused by living or working near  nuclear facilities has been going on for more than a half-century.   

Many may remember the famous St. Louis baby tooth study which begun in 1958 by the Citizens Committee for Nuclear Information.  Over 85,000 baby teeth were donated from children who lived downwind from the nuclear tests being done at the Nevada test range.  The analysis discovered Strontium 90 and the alarming results led to the nuclear test ban treaty.

For many decades, officials in the government and the nuclear industry denied dangers posed by radiation, covered up evidence, and lied to the public.  But evidence mounted and finally in October of 1990 Congress established the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to apologize and to compensate those who died or got cancer from radiation exposure. 

To date, compensation totaling $1.4 billion has been awarded to 21,679 people.  Today it is settled  science that ionizing radiation can cause death or a host of serious medical problems.

When people began to worry if those living near NPP might be getting cancer from accidental or deliberate radiation releases,  baby tooth research resumed in the late 1990s with the formation of a citizens group called the Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP) often referred to as the Tooth Fairy Project. 

With the help of Alec Baldwin and Christie Brinkley, the STAR Foundation (Standing for Truth About Radiation) was formed. 

It collected donations to buy a $75,000 Perkin-Elmer 1220-003 liquid scintillation counter, a state of the art machine at the time for measuring low doses of radioactivity.  Worried parents went out and collected over a thousand baby teeth and quickly found alarming trends.  For example, the 250 baby teeth collected near the Indian Point Nuclear Plant on the Hudson River near New York City had 36% more Strontium 90 than those collected elsewhere in New York state. 

The teeth from children born in the 1990s (after the reactors had been operating for decades) had 56% more Strontium 90 compared to teeth collected in the 1980s.  Many other results are found in a book by Joseph Mangano called “Radioactive Baby Teth: TheCancer Link.”  Some have suggested that a baby tooth project ought to be started in towns near San Onofre.

(Aside:  Many took notice that the 9/11 hijackers flew right over Indian Point reactors on their way to the World Trade Center.  Had they crashed into Indian Point instead, the catastrophe could have dwarfed anything that happened at the World Trade Center. 

And it is no secret that San Onofre is considered a prime target because of easy access from the ocean,  from Interstate 5, or from the public park that surrounds it.  Novels have been written about such possible scenarios.)

If there are so many questions about the safety of living near a NPP, why does the NRC allow these plants to be built in highly populated areas?  The answer is that the NRC continues to rely upon a 1990 study by the National Cancer Institute (Jablon, et al,  “Cancer in populations living near nuclear facilities”) which failed to find a connection. 

It is unsettling that the NRC would rely on a study which shows no effect when it is well known in science that failure to discover an effect never proves there is no effect.

This study is now outdated and is known to contains many flaws. For example it studied only cancer deaths, not cancer cases, and it counted where people died rather than where they lived or worked.  It did not study migration in and out of areas, and the data were analyzed by counties. 

Deaths in Oceanside, for example, would be averaged with deaths in Chula Vista since they are both in San Diego County.  No distinction would have been made between San Clemente, a couple miles from San Onofre, with Fullerton, 40 miles away. No wonder they failed to find any effects.

Another serious flaw was the failure to focus on age.  It is known that children are 15-20 times more vulnerable to radiation, and the human fetus is even more sensitive (30-50 times more vulnerable).  

Some of the most worrisome studies are those recently conducted in Europe.  Many of the confounds of earlier studies were eliminated and special emphasis was placed on children.  One study in France and another in Germany found that children living near normally operating nuclear power plants were twice as likely to get childhood leukemia.

Since there haven’t been any such studies recently in the U.S., we are left with anecdotes and public health statistics which are not organized according to distance from nuclear reactors. 

People in medical professions tell about teen girls with breast cancer, young men with prostate cancer, surfers with cancer, children with leukemia, and almost everyone knows someone who has some form of cancer. The problem is that it is very difficult to pinpoint exactly where the cancer came from.

The effects of radiation are cumulative, and concentrations can mount for those who are exposed year after year and decade after decade.   Everyone already gets some radiation from the environment and from medical procedures.  Medical experts say that a single CT scan or MRI (these tests use ionizing radiation) are probably safe, but they warn against repeating such tests. 

It all adds up over a life time, and additional  radiation from nuclear reactors can be worrisome.  The rock bottom last thing we need in this area is more cancer-causing radiation. 

Why does the NRC allow any radiation emissions at all?  The answer is that nuclear power reactors are leaky and dirty devices which cannot operate cleanly.  Radioactive dust and “fuel fleas” accumulate inside the “hot” areas of the plant and need to be collected and blown out.  Just what NPP operators like Edison are allowed to discharge is specified in the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 20, Appendix B.  Operators are bound by the NRC procedure called ALARA (“As Low As Reasonably Allowable”). 

ALARA sounds ALARMING.  For dose tolerance, the NRC ignores women, children, and the human fetus.  Instead, it bases everything on the standard statistical reference man. Thus, the average human being , created in 1974, is a Western European male 5’7” high, 170 lbs. and in his 20s.  How convenient to pick the “person” least likely to get cancer from radiation.

Serious research about whether living near nuclear power plants is long overdue, but some are suspicious of any research under the control of the NRC.  The official NRC motto is “Protecting People and the Environment,” but everyone knows its main interest is promoting nuclear power.  No surprise: this powerful bureaucracy is funded by the nuclear industry.  The NRC is the poster child for regulatory capture: an industry that controls the agency which is supposed to regulate it.

People began to place some hope in the NRC when Chairman Jaczko made a special trip to San Onofre in April to inspect the radiation leaks which forced the plant to close back in January.  Edison tried to do an end run around the NRC by not disclosing the design changes intended to make the steam generators turn out more power (and more profit). 

These new generators have failed, and when Edison suggested they might reopen the crippled plant in June, Chairman Jaczko promptly scolded them and told them that nothing would be allowed to reopen until the root cause of the failures are found and fixed. After four months, Edison has not figured out the design flaw or how to fix it.   If they have figured it out, they are not disclosing it.  The failed new generators cost ratepayers about 700 hundred million dollars.

Chairman Jaczko was the first NRC commissioner in decades to be seriously interested in public safety.  Unfortunately he was recently outed, forced out of office by powerful pro-nuke forces including local Congressman Darrell Issa. 

The fate of the proposed cancer study will be decided later this year by the NRC.  Some say that the NRC wants a study which is designed to fail so they can continue to boast that radiation is harmless.  Others say that the NRC will kill the study if they suspect that data might show that living near a NPP might cause  cancer.

A lot is at stake for the nuclear industry, but a lot more is at stake for the people who are unlucky enough to have one of the 104 U.S. nuclear reactors in their backyard. Proponents of nuclear power have tried to use scare tactics suggesting we need to take risks because otherwise we can’t run our air conditioners at full blast.  But energy officials have come out and said that there is plenty of excess of energy without San Onofre.

People throughout the south land are beginning to realize that it is in everyone’s interest to keep the plant shut and never allow it to open again. Stay tuned.  What happens with San Onofre might be the harbinger of what will happen with nuclear power everywhere.

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CaptD June 17, 2012 at 01:37 AM
What would happen to property values here in SoCal if SORE, (San Onofre Reactor Emergency) suffered a meltdown like Fukushima for ANY reason? Per the NRC: Price-Anderson Act --> Fact Sheet on Nuclear Insurance and Disaster Relief http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/funds-fs.html In short, if there is more that 12 Billion in damages, we are left holding a empty radioactive bag! This is only a tiny fraction of what it will cost in Fukushima, which is about a Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster! What is the value of all the homes and Commercial property downwind of SORE? Here is a great graphic that will help everyone visualize what is downwind of SORE! NRDC Nuclear Fallout Map http://www.nrdc.org/nuclear/fallout/ Just click on a reactor and zoom in... Where will the US Government get the REST of the money if it happened here next week, Social Security and or Medicare?
CaptD June 17, 2012 at 01:39 AM
At a MILLON Dollars a day, sure SCE wants to get SORE (San Onofre Reactor Emergency) "generating" (pun intended) ASAP; but what about what the Rate Payers want SAFE and ZERO RISK of a nuclear accident? The reactors are old and they are suseptable to a BIG quake just like Fukushima which caused a Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster... How would SoCal pay for that and where would everyone relocate to YUMA? It is time our Leaders stop living in Nuclear Denial and admit that their support of SORE (San Onofre Reactor Emergency) is due to the Nuclear Payback** they receive. I hope the Patch will ask every decision maker in SoCal if they have ever accepted money from SCE, Sempra, SDG&E, PG&E and any of the Nuclear Lobbies; let's get the truth about who is paying whom for their support! * http://is.gd/XPjMd0 The illogical belief that Nature cannot destroy any land based nuclear reactor, any place anytime 24/7/365! ** http://is.gd/XPjMd0 The illogical belief that Nature cannot destroy any land based nuclear reactor, any place anytime 24/7/365! http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Nuclear+payback Those that support nuclear power because nuclear power somehow supports them; no matter what the health implications or other "costs" are for others.
Gene Stone June 17, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Come on Monday June 18 at 6pm to talk with the NRC about the safety problems at SONGS at San Juan Capistrano Community Center Community Hall 25925 Camino Del Avion San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. For more info go to: http://residentsorganizedforasafeenvironment.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/important-nrc-meeting-on-san-onofre-nuclear-plant-safety/
cristie paris June 17, 2012 at 07:59 PM
One word :DECOMMISSION!
David B Secor June 17, 2012 at 08:34 PM
It is time to follow the Marin County example and form local or county energy districts. In San Diego county, SDG&E/Sempra/Cogenix, etc. have proven time and again that nothing - not our health, not our children, not the environment - nothing matters but profit for their management and shareholders. There used to be something called a good "corporate citizen," but these corporate "persons" have given new meaning to the words "vampire," "sociopath," and "cancer." We can and must follow the Marin County example, shut down San Onofre, say "No" to SDG&E's Quail Brush Power Plant proposed for the beautiful area Mission Trails Park, and move toward putting a final stake in the heart of these monsters. If elected in November, I can assure the people that I will press forward at the federal level with assistance and incentives for residential and business solar, and whatever legislation can be proposed that will stop utilities not only from penalizing those who install solar, but that solar owners are PAID by the utilities for surplus electricity sent to the grid. It's time to move into the 21st Century, invest in alternative energy R&D, move our communities away from dependence on the corporate utilities, and do our part to make the nation energy independent. Marin has already done it! It will happen here IF the People demand it. As Frederick Douglass said, "Power concedes Nothing without a Demand. It never did, and it never will." We, the People, must stand up!
CaptD June 17, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Government Conference on Community Choice Aggregation in San Diego Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PT) The San Diego Energy District Foundation is organizing and advocating for a Public, Not-For-Profit Utility as an alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric under California State Law known as Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). The District is following in the footsteps of Marin County, now up and running as the State's first, energy-only CCA. Other communities like Sonoma and San Francisco are advancing with CCA formation. The San Diego Energy District will work to assure that the citizens and governments of San Diego benefit from: Energy choice Competitive rates Job growth from local, green energy projects Protection of current investments in renewable energy projects
David B Secor June 17, 2012 at 09:32 PM
That's what we need!
Patti Davis June 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM
We do not need San Onofre to meet our energy needs here in So Cal. http://sanonofresafety.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/excessenergywonukechart2.pdf So why the risk?
David B Secor June 18, 2012 at 03:45 AM
The greatest problem, particularly in San Diego county, is the total lack of good information available to the people through our "news" paper the UT, and television stations. These are the only sources of information for so many people, and that "information" is poor, even biased, and much could only be called dis-information supplied by utilities. Only when we can get a significant portion of the population informed as to the true motives of SCE, SDG&E, Sempra, etc., and the easily reachable, vastly superior and safer alternatives available to us, can we expect real movement into the 21st Century. The utilities have the leverage now, and will not just give it up for the common good. As Frederick Douglass said, "Power concedes Nothing without a Demand. It never did, and it never will." The corporate "persons" and their unindicted co-conspriators in government and media seem to be calling the shots now, but the real power lies with the People. It is only potential power until they understand and exercise it. Our mission is to inform and encourage participation. People feel they are impotent because they tell themselves they are, not because it's true. We can and must be the "deciders" in our, and the nation's future. That means a long and difficult struggle against "profit-at-any-price" corporations. So keep on working! Stay positive! Never give up! As Dr. King said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
steve drew June 18, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Surfers are glowing in the dark...............
steve drew June 18, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Surfers are glowing in the dark...............
CaptD June 21, 2012 at 01:01 AM
I agree, anybody would make a better Leader for the people of SoCal...
CaptD June 21, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Latest news on Meltdowns and cooling tube damage: http://wp.me/pDwKM-2kr
Jackson June 24, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Yeah, and fire all the scumbag employee's (that by the way show no elevated cancer histories), and re add 100,000 metric tons of smog-producing pollutants and 180 million metric tons of carbon emissions, when this piece of shit Nuke plant gets shut down. Yeah Man, "DECOMMISSION"
Jackson June 24, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Southern California Edison (SCE) still owns all of its electrical transmission facilities and equipment, but the deregulation of California's electricity market forced the company to sell many of its power plants, though some were probably sold by choice. In California, SCE retained only its hydroelectric plants, totaling about 1,200 MW, and its 75% share of the 2,150-MW San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The utility lost all of its natural gas-fired plants, which provided MOST of its electrical generation. The large, aging plants were bought by out-of-state companies such as Mirant and Reliant Energy, which allegedly used them to manipulate the California energy market. However, SCE still owns about half of the 1,580-MW coal-fired Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin, Nevada, which supplied electricity to California, Nevada, and Arizona. Mohave closed in December 2005, amid concerns regarding water rights and coal supplies. So, who pays who when someone puts a few watts of energy back into the grid via some rooftop solar panel.? All of your conjecture and "just say no" has many more ramifications and potential costs associated with it. This is way more complex then you lead people to believe which could result in many times higher energy costs for the average home owner. I guess all the super wealthy Marin County residents don't care about the costs.
Antony Wilson July 23, 2012 at 03:14 AM
You guys will complain and cry about anything as long as someone writes an article about it . Just like anything in this world everything we do has a result whether good or bad.
CaptD July 23, 2012 at 03:34 PM
What a bunch of baloney... Beside WAR, SORE (San Onofre Reactor Emergency) is the ONLY thing that can make SoCal unlivable, where would you relocate to?
CaptD July 23, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Good Article Here is another one with excellent comments about SORE (San Onofre Reactor Emergency) http://is.gd/UlUgDL Get informed!
CaptD July 23, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Want to know what a real whistle blower is saying about SORE (San Onofre Reactor Emergency)? Read THIS great article and its comments... How Broken Is the San Onofre Nuclear Plant? http://is.gd/XQKEub
CaptD July 23, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Agreed + see my comments (below)...
David B Secor July 24, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Thanks, CaptD, we can and must do the hard work to make sure our kids and grandkids have green, not nuclear, not fossil-fueled, electricity production. While some fossil fueld and nuclear plants must remain during the transition to green, San Onofre is NOT among them. I again point to the Marin County example, and to the rapid increases in solar efficiency and rapid decreases in cost per watt. The switch to green is both an environmental and national security priority. We don't need to attack Iraq, kill 10's and 10's of thousands, destroy cities, spend $2 trillion , lose so many troops, and maim so many more - if we don't need to go to war for oil. That $2 trillion we threw away in Iraq would have bought a lot of solar panels, and saved an untold number of human beings. Keep up the good work. The pendulum is swinging (slowly) back toward sanity.
CaptD July 24, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Thanks, Kudos to you also! We are now witnessing a failure of our Leadership to lead, choosing instead to "back" their wealthy energy donors and help them avoid change! Please consider leaving some comments on these sites: NRC SORE (San Onofre Reactor Emergency) Blog http://wp.me/p1fSSY-KD and How Broken Is San Onofre: http://is.gd/XQKEub Includes get whistle blower comments... Tweeted.
CaptD July 24, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Well said! Please see my reply to your comment below.
Emily November 12, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I was wondering where folks would recommend to live. My husband and I and my little one are relocating to Southern California. He works in Irvine. We like south county because it is cooler but this has concerned me. Is it better to live in North county like Orange, Irvine, Lake Forest?
CaptD November 12, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Talk to the people at http://decommission.sanonofre.com/ and ask them since they live there... Good Luck, and thanks for being a good Parent!
CaptD November 12, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Salute to Roger Johnson for this article! More info here: http://decommission.sanonofre.com/
ms.sc. November 15, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Agreed CaptD! Excellent article! Please also consider the following fact...why is it SONGS transports spent "radioactive" fuel rods to another State? Is it because of the long known active fault lines and an earthquake would be even more devistating with radioactive nuclear waste would be even more deadly than the earthquake itself?! The citizens of Utah should take a serious look at the people they vote into office as that is only one of the known, published States that actually admits to taking SONGS radioactive filth. This is going to come back to haunt us just as Mr. Johnson said. Thank you Mr. Johnson for your intelligence.
CaptD November 15, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Good Comment Far to many Leaders are receiving some form of Nuclear Payback* * http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Nuclear+payback Those that support nuclear power because nuclear power somehow supports them; no matter what the health implications or other "costs" are for others.
Lisa December 18, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Emily, Live as far away from the nuclear reactor as possible
Lisa December 18, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Emily, Live as far away from the nuclear reactor as possible

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