JULY 16, 2018 - JACKSON HINKLE BRIEFING UNITED STATES CONGRESS ON DECOMMISSIONING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS - CSPAN
"Energy and environmental experts talked about nuclear power plant safety. The panelists discussed the dangers of radioactive waste and presented options for how to safely decommission nuclear plants and store the radioactive materials..."
Ensuring the safe storage of nuclear waste is imperative, due to Edison’s lack of concern for public safety, our local ecosystems, and the livelihoods of future generations. Edison is currently burying radioactive waste feet away from the shoreline at San Onofre State Beach. The canisters storing the waste cannot be repaired, transported, or monitored - we deserve better. The question is whether local governments will come together and demand increased safety requirements for nuclear waste storage, or whether our elected officials will continue to treat this catastrophic issue as a minor inconvenience. As a member of the San Clemente City Council, I would use my position to do what others have failed to accomplish in the past; ensure a long-term solution to safely move and store the high-level radioactive waste at San Onofre.
Join Orange County Students For City Council at the park by the San Clemente Public Library on July 9 at 11AM for a community rally. San Clemente City Council candidates, Jake Rybczyk and Jackson Hinkle, will be speaking and collecting San Clemente resident signatures at the rally to fulfill candidate filing requirements. The rally will feature music from a local band, guest speakers, and messages from the OC Students For City Council candidates who are running for city council seats all across Orange County. The event is free, for all ages, and will run from 11am to 1pm.
Location: San Clemente Public Library Park: 242 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672