The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) has provided power to San Diego since 1968. Reactor 1 was shut down in 1992 due to increased maintenance/retrofit expenses. Reactors 2 and 3 have been de-powered after finding excessive wear in the steam pipes. The Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan has re-awakened the surrounding communities who question the need to restart such a risky power generation facility given the safety issues of nuclear power. We have two thoughtful voices who will talk about the issues, costs and myths of the SONGS plant.
Rochelle Becker : Executive Director, Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility
Murray Jennex, Ph.D. Associate Professor, MIS, SDSU, Nuclear Engineer