Updates: March 2019 (1)

Patagonia Grant Received

Earlier this year, 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.

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!


SLF scientists Subrata Chakraborty and Thomas English explore the dangers of nuclear waste storage at San Onofre in a scientific paper, “ES&H Risk Factors from “Interim Storage of SNF at the Beach: The San Onofre NPP.” 

Dr. Chakraborty presented the paper last week during the Waste Management Symposia in Phoenix, Arizona. The international conference provides a forum to discuss the management of radioactive waste.

Must-Read Books on Nuclear Energy

Want to dive deeper into nuclear regulatory policy, nuclear disasters and the problems of dealing with nuclear waste? We recommend these books.

  • “Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator” – Gregory B. Jaczko (2019)
  • “Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste” – William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley (2013)
  • “My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future” – Naoto Kan (2017)
  • “Cult of the Atom: The Secret Papers of the Atomic Energy Commission” – Daniel F. Ford (1986)