"Is It Safe To Live Near San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant?"

Dr. Ian Fairlie, an expert in radiation biology, warned listeners of San Onofre radiation risks, especially if you’re lactating, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. Or if you’re a kid. And don’t surf near it too.
Watch the video below to get the whole scoop.

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“Trust the government to protect you? Lessons learned from the COVID-19 response”,
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Dr. Ian Fairlie Webinar

“Is it Safe to Live Near San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant?”

Stream the Interview! Fairlie, a consultant who studied the Chernobyl fallout before leading the UK’s Committee Examining Radiation Risks of Internal Emitters, has advised the European Parliament and other government agencies on the dangers of radiation exposure (Read Bio). During the webinar, Fairlie told listeners that it’s better to be aware of the dangers of radiation exposure than to live in ignorant bliss. Download a Transcript.

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At Samuel Lawrence Foundation we are making progress on the long-term risks posed by radioactive waste sotred in low-quality storage canisters on San Onofre beach.

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The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Task Force Report was released this week after 18 months of fact-finding.  SLF is proud to have joined scientists, policy makers and community leaders in preparing the document. Thanks so much to Rep. Mike Levin for bringing us together. We will continue to appreciate his leadership as he advances eight key policy recommendations contained in the report.

We encourage you to review the report and share it widely:

Don Mosier interview

Lessons from the COVID19 Response

Stream the Interview! Appointed by Anthony Fauci, Dr. Mosier chaired the first National Institution of Health AIDS review committee. At the forefront of infectious disease, he frequently collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO), ANRSUC San DiegoScripps and other critical scientific organizations.

Support SLF while Sheltering in Place  


Health crises can be paralyzing, but we hope you don’t give up on supporting SLF’s mission of engaging people to write letters of support to your representatives regarding the 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste being stored in thin-walled canisters at San Onofre beach.


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3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste at San Onofre and the threat to public safety


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