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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.


Patagonia Surf Activism Tour - Summer 2019

Join us at Patagonia store locations up-and-down California for an informative look at how we can protect the planet, as people who love water.  The Samuel Lawrence Foundation is the selected nonprofit partner joining the tour to highlight the importance of taking action for the safest storage of nuclear waste.  The events include SLF speakers, Lea Brassy, Surf Ambassador, and three film screenings about the ocean, plastic, and fish (trailer links below).

Surf Activism Tour Events are free, run from 7-9pm, with alcohol and raffle tickets available for purchase.

Monday, July 29, Ventura
Fletcher Chouinard Designs (next door to Patagonia HQ)
43 S Olive Street, Ventura, CA 93001

Wednesday, July 31, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Patagonia Outlet
415 River St #C, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Thursday, August 1, Cardiff
Cardiff Patagonia Store
2185 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007


Three Patagonia Films to be Screened at Events:

“Los Plástico”

“Estado Salmonero”

“Saving Martha”  (full film here).

SLF Stands with Students at Youth Climate Strike

The Samuel Lawrence Foundation was proud to stand alongside nearly 30 teens who demanded action for a livable climate during a March 15 rally at the Oceanside Pier. Participants agreed that storing nuclear waste just a few miles up the beach is unacceptable. The protest was part of a worldwide strike in which students protested their government’s inaction on climate change.

Songs for S.O.N.G.S.

Voices for Safe Nuclear Storage“Saving the world from nuclear radiation, eight million people at a time.”

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