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Environmental injustice – nuclear waste shipped to area of Hispanic population

For 15 years, hundreds of environmental groups have advocated for hardened on-site storage of irradiated nuclear fuel, as close and safely as possible, to the point of generation as a necessary interim measure.

Why ship highly radioactive waste a thousand miles to the east when it could be moved just a few miles? San Onofre’s wastes can be transferred out of the tsunami zone, away from the earthquake faults, across the 5 Freeway, further inland and to higher ground. By moving the dangerous nuclear fuel rods into the heart of Camp Pendleton, there would be the added bonus of many thousands of U.S. Marines to help guard it.

Kevin Kamps, Takoma Park, Md. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-nuclear-waste-san-onofre-20170914-story.html

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September 14, 2017 - Posted by | general

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