FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
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The Darrell Issa Nuclear Waste Dump
Poll respondents strongly favor naming the nuclear waste dump at San Onofre after Congressman Issa
California Congressional District 49 has become the home of a large nuclear waste dump thanks to a decision of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Aug. 26 which mandates that high-level nuclear waste at San Onofre (and other nuclear power plants) be stored on-site indefinitely. The order reversed the government promise to remove the waste and take it to a safer storage location.
This curious turn of events has alarmed residents of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties and resulted in a public opinion poll on selecting an appropriate name for the new waste dump. An on-line survey was started Oct. 2 and conducted by Survey Monkey. After 25 days, the overwhelming choice (92% of respondents) is to call it The Darrell Issa Nuclear Waste Dump.
The other choices in the survey included The San Clemente Nuclear Waste Dump (the site shares the same Zip Code 92672 as downtown San Clemente) and The Camp Pendleton Nuclear Waste Dump (the site is owned by the U.S. Navy and is part of Marine Base Camp Pendleton). As of Oct. 27 the results were: Continue reading