All FSI News Commentary August 24, 2021

A combination of failures

Why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried on a popular California beach. Rod Ewing comments.
The defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente, California
The defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente, California. Lenny Ignelzi/AP

More than 2 million visitors flock each year to California’s San Onofre state beach, a dreamy slice of coastline just north of San Diego. The beach is popular with surfers, lies across one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the Unites States and has a 10,000-year-old sacred Native American site nearby. It even landed a shout-out in the Beach Boys’ 1963 classic Surfin’ USA.

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