Nukes: Great! The OC Weekly reports ‘the much-maligned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) has finally gotten some recognition — but probably not the kind it wants: it now ranks (third) among the U.S. facilities most likely to suffer a meltdown, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a scientific group that monitors nuclear safety.’
A serious meltdown at SONGS would result in a massive release of radioactivity that could immediately kill more than 100,000 people in South County and northern San Diego County and ultimately cause hundreds of thousands of cases of cancer and genetic defects.
That’s 15 miles away from me, fact fans. Mind you, having grown up directly west of Sellafield’s discharge pipes, I’m used to a bit of radioactivity ;)