[UPDATED with VIDEO:] That 70s Show: San Onofre No Nukes Rally Sunday
Other scheduled speakers include nuclear industry expert Daniel Hirsch, Gene Stone of Residents Organized for a Safe Environment in San Clemente, Libbe Halevy, who will share her experiences evacuating from the Three-Mile Island accident, and Suzanne Smith, who lost her mother to cancer five years after the Chernobyl disaster.
"At some point, the San Onofre plant must be decommissioned," says Stone in the rally announcement. "We believe that time is now. While the plant is shut down for maintenance, we believe this is the right time to start the decommissioning process for the safety of the workers at the plant and the community at large. We must do the right thing now and not put the California economy at risk. Let's not spend one dime more on any more retrofits."
As was the case at the no nukes rallies of the '70s and '80s, there will be entertainment, only this time it will be provided by Liquid Blue, whose 2009 album Supernova was awarded Pop Album of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards, and
Charlie Imes, whose album from the same year On an Island was a San Diego Music Award nominee for Best
Americana or Country Album.
Rally participants will gather at noon in front of the San Onofre
State Beach gate at Basilone Road and then march about an eighth of a
mile to the SONGS gate. The rally runs there from 1-3 p.m. Parking is available with a $15 day use fee at San Onofre State Beach, and shuttles to the rally site are in the works. Visit http://ShutDownSanOnofre.org or call 619.501.1031 if you have any questions.
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