New television ad highlights San Onofre reactor problems
Posted Apr. 2, 2012 / Posted by: Becca Connors
Friends of the Earth launched a new television ad campaign today targeting the utility Southern California Edison, the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear reactors, which are currently closed due to serious safety problems. The ad parallels the threat from San Onofre’s troubled reactors with the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan -- and notes that eight million Americans live within 50 miles of San Onofre, the distance the U.S. government advised should be evacuated in the Japan disaster. The ad urges residents to let the utility know that their families come first and that it must keep the reactors closed.
Friends of the Earth aired a TV ad in southern California in cooperation with organizations in Orange County concerned about the dangers of the nuclear reactors at San Onofre. This issue brief provides a deeper explanation of the problems cited in the ad.