Proof_Positive May 29, 2012 @ 6:09 p.m.

From what I gathered in the article, this plant is costing us close to $1B to maintain, including repairs and other costs. To make one home solar powered costs roughly $30,000 (without subsidies) ( which means that if San Diego invested $1B in solar energy that would cover the cost of 33,000+ San Diegans would be completely energy sustainable FOREVER.

Now this price is for someone to DIY at home by themselves. A massive government contract with subsidies would probably reduce the cost closer to $5,000 per house which would would power 200,000 houses forever.

It's time to start thinking outside the box with free energy solutions and put the effort in that will benefit San Diegans for generations to come. We need to stop feeding into the interests of corporations like Sempra Energy that keep us dependent on them so they can enjoy huge capital gains. It's time that the people stand up and say, "This is what WE want!"


Proof_Positive May 29, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m.

Oh and don't need a Fukushima here in San Diego with an old, buggy nuclear reactor on a fault line on the water...we need REAL clean energy, not one that could make the area uninhabitable for thousands of years :D


Tammy May 29, 2012 @ 6:25 p.m.

What a waste of $.

Just as when I had to weigh my options in regards to my old car... I had to weigh in the costs of trying to keep it running vs the costs of starting over with something that was not only cost effective but SAFER.

The costs to humans is too high when something goes wrong. We have seen many instances of nuclear power "failing."

All the above doesn't even address the fact that we still do not have a LONG term storage option for the waste that nuclear power leaves behind.

It is time to move beyond Nuclear power...


Anoki May 29, 2012 @ 7:17 p.m.

It's amazing to me when I found out how little energy actually comes from San Onofre in comparison to the high-level of danger an aging Nuclear Plant can be to the surrounding cities. And now that they believe they found a new fault line near the plant doubles my disbelief that people are actually considering this a viable option with Fukushima stoking its radioactive fires just across the Pacific. Convenience is the enemy when it comes to energy... conservation and conscious intelligence are where it's at, not the greed-fueled, narrowly educated viewpoints that demand these toxic steam engines be allowed to run America off the tracks.


kalikatt May 29, 2012 @ 7:40 p.m.

The Associated Press Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US

Yay lets spend tonS of $ to pollute the environment. GREAT idea. <<<---INSERT SARCASM HERE