Southern California Edison has finally announced the San Onofre
nuclear plant will be permanently shut down.
The arrogance of SCE was typical of the "We know best" attitude
of the utility industry found in some parts of the country.
The San Onofre nuclear plant was an inferior design according to
industry watchdogs that SCE tried to get recertified when it leaked
without submitting to the certifying process.
They were finally brought into submission.
To put things in perspective, there are over 8 million people living
with in 50 miles of San Onofre.
Now for the plant's demolition, but leaving accumulated nuclear
waste within 100 yards of the Pacific Ocean is not an option.
There is still a lot of work ahead to properly dispose of all the
material accumulated over the years and not allow San Onofre to
become an ocean side nuclear dump after the plant's demolition.
SCE will try to cut corners, that is their track record.
Vigilance to keep them under control will be vital.
Off the stump.