Sen. Barbara Boxer has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a comprehensive review of the radiation leaks at the San Onofre nuclear power plant, to determine how widespread the problems might be 다운로드.
In a letter, Boxer asked to NRC Chairman Gregory Jackzo to “thoroughly assess” the conditions at San Onofre plant “to determine what further investigation and action is required at this time, and whether similar actions may be needed at other nuclear facilities.”
A staffer at the U.S 다운로드. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee said the senator is concerned that the reported wear and tear on the unit’s piping, which is only two years old, might reflect broader problems at other plants across the country 다운로드.
via UT San Diego
In an earlier post, I summarized the situation to-date:
This has led to a large amount of confusion in the public and so it’s great that San Clemente citizens are getting involved:
Residents worried about leaks from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station asked San Clemente’s elected leaders Tuesday night to have sensors installed around town to monitor radiation levels 다운로드.
“We believe with recent events at the San Onofre Waste-Generating Station that it is necessary for the citizens’ safety and well-being to have a monitoring system,” San Clemente resident Gene Stone told the City Council 다운로드.
Stone said an independent monitoring system would provide radiation readings so residents could tell how safe the atmosphere was at any given time 다운로드. He also called for a study to identify cancer and leukemia risks in San Clemente, which is just over two miles up the coast from the nuclear plant’s two reactors 피그말리온 다운로드.
“Edison may know what the radiation levels are, but they’ve told me that they won’t share those with the public,” San Clemente resident Donna Gilmore told the City Council 다운로드. “I could go to the library and look at last year’s figures. Well, that’s not going to do me any good.”
Read the response from the Nuclear Company (Edison) and the City Council at OC Register