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SAN ONOFRE REACTORS SHUT DOWN FOR GOOD!
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Terrific news from southern California today: early this morning Southern California Edison sent out a press release announcing the permanent shutdown of the two remaining reactors at San Onofre! Here is the press release, and here is the first AP story on the shutdown.
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That brings the U.S. down to 100 operable reactors--time to get that to double figures (and then single figures)!
Congratulations of Friends of the Earth, Nuke Free California, and all the grassroots groups who worked so hard and relentlessly to make this day happen!
In other news, because of major server problems yesterday, DoMore24 Day has been extended through midnight tonight. Please support NIRSwith a tax-deductible contribution in this one-day (now two-day!) fundraising campaign sponsored by the DC area United Way. Potential awards have been increased to $99,000--we're in the running; with your help, maybe we can win one!
And thank you so much to everyone who already has contributed. Your activism and your financial support are what makes great days like today possible.
And one more reminder; if you haven't already done so:
*Urge your Representative to co-sponsor HR 2030, Rep. Ed Markey's (D-Mass.) bill to stop "recycling" of Department of Energy radioactively-contaminated materials.
*Tell Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, President Obama, and your entire Congressional delegation to withdraw the $8.3 Billion loan for construction of the Vogtle reactors in Georgia. It is quite possibly the single most important (and easiest) action every American can take to stop new nuclear power in the U.S. We're about halfway to our goal of 100,000 letters; your actions--and further outreach to help us spread the word--are essential.
Thank you so much for all you do,
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
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