Protesters call for shutdown of San Onofre nuclear plant
"Shut down San Onofre!" was the rallying cry of about 200 protesters at San Onofre State Park on Sunday. They listened to a dozen speakers, marched and carried anti-nuclear-power signs to raise awareness of perceived safety issues at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
The protesters also called for the permanent decommissioning of the plant that sits just south of San Clemente.
The group wanted to "increase awareness of the worse nuclear plant in the country as far as safety is concerned," said Gene Stone of Residents Organized for a Safe Environment. "We just want people to wake up."
The idle plant has had a series of recent problems. The protest was the second at this plant by the collection of seven anti-nuclear-power groups.