Protect Our Beautiful California Beaches From Nuclear Waste
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While California is best known for its pristine beaches and flawless weather, this gem of the west coast is far from immune. Beautiful preserves such as San Onofre State Park, will soon be dismantled, its shores annihilated and forced to hold synthetic storage containers, polluting the once beautiful coastline with radioactive sewage. For decades, millions of surfers and sunbathers alike have enjoyed the state reserve, surfing its smooth, glossy waves or scanning the horizon for dolphins and whales. But these priceless moments will soon draw to an end. Corporate greed has forced those in power to sacrifice safety and natural preservation for profit and convenience. And without the people’s support, the Golden State’s greatest assets will soon become it’s bleakest memories.
For those of you that don’t know, Edison Electric is one of the largest electricity providers in the United States, and has developed widespread influence over its 125 years of service. However, as energy costs continue to increase, corporations such as this one are forced to look to new methods of production. Nuclear Power Plants have long been considered a safe, convenient way to produce energy, but as history will show, they often come with catastrophic side - effects. According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, the United States alone produces over 2,000 metric tons of nuclear waste every year. This highly radioactive debris can take thousands of years to decompose, and has been known to cause cancer, birth defects, and severely damage DNA. Furthermore, these toxic chemicals have proven extremely difficult to store. Just a few years ago, over 100,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes after a devastating natural disaster. After the destruction of 4 nuclear power plants, the Japanese people suffered three nuclear meltdowns, multiple hydrogen - air explosions, and the release of highly dangerous radioactive material. The point is, no amount of safety regulations can eliminate the risk of a nuclear meltdown. Radioactive waste is nearly impossible to properly store, and if exposed to the environment, the repercussions are sure to last for generations to come.
Please, if you feel passionate about preserving our oceans, or protecting your health, sign this petition. Keep Nuclear Waste from being buried just 100 feet from San Onofre’s Shoreline. Help give our sea a voice, and protect the animals that need it most.
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