Adiós a Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant today as owner PG&E announces 2025 shuttering. Close to earthquake faults, plant’s re-licensing fight avoided but decommissioning challenges loom though not as acutely dangerous as San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station 250 miles to south.
EnviroReporter.com marks a major milestone – the online news organization turns 10 today having begun publishing May 18, 2006 with a story about the biomedical nuclear and chemical dump in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. Story stopped a $4 billion scheme to privatize the West L.A. Veterans Administration. So began this award-winning environmental news outfit which says its best is yet to come.
70 years to the minute the A-bomb obliterated Hiroshima, over 200 people gathered at the Chain Reaction nuclear bomb explosion sculpture in Santa Monica.
Failure to harden electrical infrastructure and spent nuclear fuel storage leaves U.S. and world vulnerable to solar or terrorist induced apocalypse.
Radiation Conversation II continues EnviroReporter.com‘s thousands of comments, including our own, on issues that over three million readers and viewers care about most.
Three Toxies – carcinogenic solvents trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE) and the solid rocket fuel oxidizer perchlorate – crash a Baldwin Park community meeting on toxics.
Removing the terrorist threats to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station exposed by the Black Swan SONGS series can specifically strengthen this vulnerable nuclear installation.
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station exposed as vulnerable to rocket attack on its two spent fuel pools by terrorists and even dry casked fuel appears vulnerable to on-foot attack.
Exposé shows San Onofre is vulnerable to rocket attack from adjacent freeway and perimeter road and power could be cut to nuclear plant’s spent fuel pools by cutting electric power.
Should 1,800 tons of SONGS spent fuel catch fire due to cooling pools water loss, the impossible-to-extinguish fire could unleash fatal radiation doses to everyone within 10 miles.
EnviroReporter.com exposes San Onofre’s extreme vulnerability to terrorist attack or disaster which could destroy Southern California without major defensive improvements.
Fracking Chemical Cocktail defiantly attends “The Toxies Exposed” premiere despite methane emissions, water waste, earthquakes and homeowner insurance cancellations.
Proposed U.S. EPA “Protective Action Guide” allows hundreds to thousands of times more radiation in disasters than the agency had previously allowed. More cancers deaths seem likely.
150 anti-Keystone Pipeline demonstrators rally in Santa Monica near exclusive fundraiser for guest President Obama. Growing discontent with Obama environmental policies.
2012 was a banner year for EnviroReporter.com’s in-depth investigations of Fukushima, Rocketdyne, Runkle Canyon, fracking, perchlorate and a host of environmental issues.
Like Wile E. Coyote roping himself to a perchlorate-powered rocket, the Los Angeles City Council is set to make an historic deal to approve the $1.2 billion Farmers Field project in downtown.