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LETTER TO EDITOR: Edison Should Release All Nuclear Documents

Anti-nuclear advocates sent letters to the media, indicating they will hammer Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials to release files connected with the San Onofre Investigation.

Anti-nuclear activists at a public Nuclear Regulatory Commission Tuesday will be focusing their "core message" on demanding the release of all documents related to the radioactive steam leak and subsequent shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

San Diego activist Ace Hoffman sent out emails to the media and his fellow activists in the coalition formed against Southern California Edison in the wake of a letter from Sen. Barbara Boxer and a Massachusetts lawmaker accusing SCE and equipment manufacturer Mistsubishi Heavy Industries of knowingly installing steam generators with safety problems.

The NRC is currently in the midst of a process to decide whether to allow Edison to start half the plant at partial power.

The following is a letter from anti-nuclear activist Ron Rodarte included in the package sent by activists.

The game is changed.

This is no longer a choice by the NRC to allow a re-start of SONGS at 70 percent.

It is now the fate of the NRC that hangs in the balance with their next choice to either release the full content of the Mitsubishi Letter, or in redacting and restricting the content and be dragged into the contamination by defending the acts of SCE.

Mockery and ridicule have served the conservative corporatists well in this era of denigration of dissent designed to misinform, misdirect and reap ill-gained profit.

It is known that mockery is the weapon of choice of the idiot, but it is also the theatric tool of a master playwright, as in Shakespeare’s ingenious use of the character.

It plays both ways.

The wind is with us and it blows in all directions; emanating from SCE’s lies and foul reproach of whistleblowers in the containment domes at SONGS.

Edison has contaminated their corporatism-at-any-cost model of profit.
And, it has doomed any body or group assembly that stands up to defend the lies in a public forum with the knowledge of criminal endangerment of 8 million residents, billions of dollars of USA assets, and the entire World Economy that has also been put at risk.

The content of the MHI letter identified by Barbara Boxer and Rep. Markey is the key to the success of this movement.

We must act to force the hand of the NRC to release the letter contents in full.

The next decision of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will either place the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and their mission into the “radioactive pile” of Southern California Edison’s despicable acts, while quite possibly making the SONGS catastrophe a reality by choosing that road, or they will release the non-redacted letter in full to the public for a cleansing by sunshine.

Again, this most important step in this movement is the release of the non-redacted letter that must be in the purview of the public.

If this letter is relegated to the dark rooms of corporatists and government profiteers this movement will have lost this battle.

The proof of a Global Nuclear Village and criminality lie within the letter.

Once the keystone is pulled, the entire structure falls.

That letter is the keystone to ending  a global corporate-criminal Nuclear Village that is profiting along with global-corporate unaccountability, a patina of irreproachability that can be checked deftly by using this letter as the example of a true business-as-usual hubristic policy directed at all humanity, life in general and the future of our planet.

We need the full content of that letter.

Please make that our prime objective at the Feb. 12 meeting with the NRC.

The NRC has been put into the corner and it has little room to maneuver.

The choice of the NRC is no longer whether to grant permission to re-start at 70 percent. The wind has shifted.

The NRC either goes down with the mission in their choice to defend the criminal, or it recognizes the public mandate and releases the full content of the Mitsubishi letter.

Demand full documentation of the contents of the letter, non-redacted and in the full public purview.

The NRC meeting Tuesday starts at 6 p.m. at Capo Beach Church.

San Juan February 11, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Well Mr. Jay Berman...tell me it aint so, SCE witholding information from the public, nah not them. The machine isn't the culprit, it's the management.
Kathy February 11, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Edison is a piece of CRAP. Their rates are out of controll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sick of paying a electric bill of over $100.00 a month in the winter and $300.00 a month in the summer...........
LN Mark February 11, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Kathy, is the solution to junk SONGS? Any idea what that will cost us ratepayers? Any idea what it's costing us to leave it off line? My choice: Mitsubishi should replace the steam generators. While they are replacing the failed unit, SONGS should restart the other at 70%, where they know there is insufficient vibration to cause excess wear (and I think everyone agrees this was the cause of the problem). When the first is repaired and re-certified, Mitsu needs to replace the second steam generator. This can be done safely, and it minimizes the impact on ratepayers like you and me.
CaptD February 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Awesome ☢ Steam Generator Animation which illustrates why San Onofre is unsafe at any Power because of the Flawed in-house Edison design! http://goo.gl/efJFO
CaptD February 11, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Much more here on why SanO is UNSAFE: http://decommission.sanonofre.com/
CaptD February 15, 2013 at 01:02 AM
San Onofre: Mitsubishi told to hand over nuclear plant report http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/02/nrc-san-onofre-mitsubishi-report.html "Also Thursday, investment banking firm Jefferies & Co. downgraded Edison stock from "hold" to "underperform" based on fears that the NRC might "significantly delay" restart of the plant and could find Edison at fault in its investigation."
CaptD February 15, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Seen this article? Our Atomic Dominoes Are Falling http://truth-out.org/buzzflash..
CaptD February 21, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Markey: Did San Onofre Operator Violate Federal Securities Law? Company May Have Failed to Fully Inform Investors about Design Issues, Rejected Safety Fixes, Attempted to Avoid New License Requirements WASHINGTON (February 21, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today raised the possibility that the utility in charge of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in southern California may have violated federal securities laws by failing to publicly report safety information to investors. According to a letter sent by Rep. Markey to Securities and Exchange Commission head Elisse Walter, the lawmaker says investors do not appear to have been fully and accurately informed of design flaws found by Southern California Edison and Mitsubishi in advance of the replacement of parts of the plant, and that SoCal Edison decided to reject recommended safety modifications for fear that they would be required to undertake a new license process before the parts could be installed. SoCal Edison is the operator of the plant and hired Mitsubishi as a contractor.
CaptD February 21, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Cont. The plant’s two nuclear reactors have been shuttered since January 2012 because of unusual amounts of wear found in tubes in the replaced steam generators. In his letter to the SEC, Rep. Markey raises the question of whether by hiding potential design flaws in the replacement generators, and omitting that the company reportedly did so to avoid having to apply for an amended license to operate the reactors, SoCal Edison may have violated the Securities Act of 1933. That law says that all “material facts” -- information that an investor would consider important -- must be fully disclosed. “Investors presumably would want to know whether a company is choosing not to implement additional safety protocols because such actions might require a nuclear reactor to go through a more strenuous licensing process,” writes Rep. Markey, who is the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee. “Such choices could be evidence of poor management or even possible future civil liability.”
CaptD February 21, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Cont. 2 The full letter to SEC Acting Chairman Walter is available HERE: http://markey.house.gov/sites/markey.house.gov/files/documents/2.21.13_MarkeytoUSEC_SanOnofre.pdf Rep. Markey also asked the SEC what the penalties would be for violations of this law, and whether other enforcement actions have been taken against energy companies for failing to disclose under similar facts and circumstances. Last week, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirmed that they are investigating the completeness of information SoCal Edison provided on the replacement of steam generators.

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