NOT AFFLIATED WITH THE SAN ONOFRE SURF/SURFING CLUB
Thursday, December 08, 2011
A/P San Diego:
The crisis at San Onofre deepened yesterday as food and water were found to be poisoned with lethal radiation, raising the threat of mass evacuation. The surrounding sea water was also contaminated.
Crops up to 75 miles from the damaged San Onofre nuclear plant were found to be unsafe to eat, and tap water in South Orange/North San Diego – home to 13 million people – will also been contaminated by fall-out.
Firefighters were still battling to bring leaking nuclear reactors under control.
Yesterday a collapse of the earth struck under the crippled power plant, causing further damage and hampering efforts to restore electricity in the hope of restarting the cooling systems which could avert nuclear disaster.
“Just throwing water on to the reactors, when they cannot get inside to see what the situation is, could mean the fuel goes critical again.
“And while the radiation leak so far is only a tenth of that at fukashima, that was in a rural area with a low population. at San Onofre it’s an urban, densely packed area so the potential numbers of deaths and cancers are much higher.”