Jan. 19, I heard an important NPR news report, with vital information for all San Luis Obispo residents: Tanaka, former number one Fukushima engineer reports nuclear plants inherently unstable (aka unsafe).
Mitsuhiko Tanaka, the former top engineer for Hitachi, Ltd. at Fukushima, is quoted at a recent press conference in Taiwan in opposition to nuclear power. Chernobyl changed his personal and professional opinion, he said. Tanaka published a book in 1990 chronicling a cover up surrounding defects of reactor No. 4 at Fukushima. Hitachi and the Japanese government denied his allegations . He said these defects contributed significantly to three meltdowns at Fukushima that the world and its best scientists are still reeling from nuclear accidents are bound to happen someday, only we dont know when they will happen.
The message to San Luis Obispo residents, the NRC, and PG&E is clear: Close Diablo now, before it is too late. The only safe nuclear power plant is a closed one.