We live within the evacuation radius of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in San Clemente. We’re basically straight downwind from there. The plant has been shut down since summer due to leaks that they can’t identify and therefore not correct.
Gary Headrick, founder of the group San Clemente Green, said that public pressure was needed in order to guard against a nuclear crisis along the lines of what happened last year at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant.
“If we were to let things go as they’ve gone in the past, it’s very likely that we’d experience a Fukushima right here in Southern California,” Headrick said at the rally. “And that’s why we’re here today.”
If we had to evacuate Southern California, it would displace 20 million people. Oh, sure, we would be told that Los Angeles and San Diego were safe. Would you believe it?
Looking at the picture above, I also wonder if the plant is tsunami-safe? It would not take a very big wave to flood the entire compound.