Friday, October 18, 2013

Two events in California tomorrow (one in San Francisco, one in San Clemente)

Tomorrow (Saturday, October 19th, 2013) is a busy day for Californians interested in nuclear issues!

In San Clemente there is the Citizen's Nuclear Waste Symposium. Attached is my brochure (in pdf form) for that symposium. Many thanks to Mary Fish and staff for help putting the brochure together. The symposium, featuring nuclear waste experts Arjun Makhijani and Marvin Resnikoff, will be webcast live, and also recorded for later rebroadcast. Go to for more information about the San Clemente symposium.

Also tomorrow, in San Francisco, is a Fukushima Awareness conference, and more information on that is included below and in the second attached pdf. Speakers will include Dr. Robert Gould (Physicians for Social Responsibility) and Prof. Masaki Shimoji, who was jailed in Japan for protesting the burning of radioactive Fukushima rubbish.

I heard from a San Onofre whistleblower today, who told me he has learned that Unit 3 operated at higher pressures than Unit 2 -- the opposite of what we had thought! He also said the boiling in Unit 3 began at the very bottom of the steam generator, near the tube sheet (much lower than it should have). He noted that even today, he doesn't think anybody really knows why Unit 3 suffered Fluid Elastic Instability, and Unit 2 did not.

Ace Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA

My two-page flyer for the event:

My video based on Kirk Sorensen's spent fuel explorer program:

The Truth and Reality of Fukushima / an Educational Conference:

Date and Time: Saturday October 19, 2013 2:00 PM ­ 6:00 PM
Place: San Francisco State University, Room BH1, 1600 Holloway Ave. SF 94132

Admission: Free

Japan and the world continue to be threatened by the Fukushima meltdown and further contamination of the land and sea as well as a growing cancer epidemic of children, workers and the people of Japan.

The conference will challenge the information being propagated that we can overcome radiation and that Fukushima can be decontaminated.

Initial Speakers:

Dr. Robert Gould ­ Physicians for Social Responsibility, An expert on the medical effects of radiation

Prof. Masaki Shimoji ­ Assistant Professor of Osaka Japan, Anti-nuclear activist in Osaka Japan who was imprisoned for organizing against the burning of nuclear rubble in Osaka

Possible speaker by Skype: Taro Yamamoto ­ Member of Parliament from Tokyo

Film: How Nuclear Power Was Brought To Japan

Music: Okinawan music

A link is available here:

Kirk Sorensen talking about spent fuel (2010):

Kirk Sorensen talking about his spent fuel simulation at a Google tech talk in 2010. At the end of the talk Sorensen promotes spent fuel reprocessing, which I don't agree with, but nevertheless this is an excellent primer on the composition of spent fuel (about 20 minutes):

This newsletter written by:

Ace Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA