Parents Concerned About Re-Opening Of Nuclear Plant Near School District

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SAN ONOFRE ( — Some parents at a school district in Orange County want a federal investigation to be conducted before the San Onofre nuclear plant reopens because they fear that the plant will put thousands of children at risk.

Southern California Edison wants to re-open one of the troubled units at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Parents held a meeting Wednesday night at the San Juan Capistrano Unified School District to warn about the potential dangers of the station.

“Who is looking out after the children?” concerned parent Torgen Johnson asked. “Who is thinking about the children? If the school district is responsible for the safety of our kids, they need to understand what that nuclear facility is, and what it is capable of doing.”

A protest was held in front of the meeting in an attempt to persuade the board to fight the re-opening of the plant until there is certainty about its safety. However, board members tabled the resolution.

With 53,000 children in the school district, concerned parents say they will keep fighting.

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