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Commentary: The oil spill is bad. So is deadly contamination you can’t see or smell -- The Coast News (10/13/2021)
Judge tosses out lawsuit that sought to stop San Onofre nuclear plant dismantlement -- Los Angeles Times (09/21/2021)

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Commentary: Nuclear industry doesn’t deserve $50 billion subsidy -- The Coast News (09/15/2021)
‘A combination of failures:’ why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried on a popular California beach -- The Guardian (08/24/2021)
Judge rules in favor of Coastal Commission regarding SONGS demo -- The Coast News (07/07/2021)
Judge: Safety at retired San Onofre plant not dependent on preserving spent fuel pools -- The OCR (06/21/2021)
Judge issues tentative order rejecting lawsuit to stop San Onofre nuclear plant dismantlement -- The San Diego Union Tribune (06/16/2021)
Nuclear Expert Speaks: "I oversaw the U.S. nuclear power industry. Now I think it should be banned."

The Washington Post Outlook section published a story written by Dr. Gregory Jaczko. The thesis states:

“The danger from climate change no longer outweighs the risks of nuclear accidents.”

Patagonia Grant

Early in 2019, Patagonia awarded $23,000 to the Samuel Lawrence Foundation to support its San Onofre and Beyond campaign. Nearly a quarter of the grant came from the clothing company’s store in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California.

The collaboration aims to educate the public, promote action by public officials, build a coalition of leaders, and move nuclear waste off of the beach.

When announcing the grant award, a Patagonia official noted the company’s mission statement – “We’re in business to save our home planet” — and thanked the Foundation for its “important work.”

Thanks so much, Patagonia!

Nuclear Incident Impact Report Published

The Samuel Lawrence Foundation released two important reports.

Potential Economic Consequences from an Event at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Interim Spent Fuel Storage Installation employs economic impact modeling software to estimate losses from activities that would be curtailed within evacuation zones of one, 10 or 50 miles. 

San Onofre Nuclear Waste Problems explores the damage caused to thin-walled, steel canisters as they are lowered into dry storage.

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