Letter to California's Governor Gray Davis by Russell D. Hoffman June 14th, 2001

To: graydavis@governor.ca.gov
From: "Russell D. Hoffman" <rhoffman@animatedsoftware.com>
Subject: Who's in control of Californian's safety, ultimately?
Cc: "Dianne Feinstein, Senator (CA, D)" <senator@feinstein.senate.gov> "Barbara Boxer, Senator (CA, D)" <senator@boxer.senate.gov>

June 14th, 2001

Dear Governor Davis,

In recent documents I have written and placed at my web site, I show that various state and federal agencies are failing to follow their charters to protect the public simply because the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has hoodwinked these other agencies into thinking they are not allowed to consider safety issues at sites which the NRC regulates.

It is outrageous that California does not take better control of the safety of its citizens.

Nuclear Power is dangerous, dirty, and inefficient.  Please help us to switch immediately to clean, renewable energy solutions.  I request the opportunity to outline, in person, a reasonable energy plan for California, which will ensure the safety and prosperity of its citizens, and to explain at that same time the dangers of the current plan, to you and to members of your staff.

Below are several links to material I have written regarding a serious "capital loss" at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station on June 1st, 2001.  Several members of the California Coastal Commission lamented, at the Public Hearing they held in Los Angeles yesterday, that their hands were tied by NRC regulations which prevented them from considering safety issues regarding, as far as I could tell, any issues at the plant, and specifically regarding Dry Cask Storage, which they unfathomably approved of by a vote of six to nothing (several members were not permitted to vote on this issue, for one reason or another).

But the attached materials make it plain that they only thought their hands were tied, because the NRC has taken an UNCONSTITUTIONAL amount of authority away from other government agencies, at the local, state, and federal level.  The NRC must be stopped.  They lie, they obfuscate, they confuse, and by their lack of attention to the scientific facts, they kill.  They kill and they kill and they continue to kill, but you haven't seen anything like what we'll see if we don't change things and allow the citizens to make the right energy choices.  Nuclear power is a disaster waiting to happen, as I outline in the documents I've written and posted at the URLs given below.

Please immediately mandate that each and all of the various appropriate State of California agencies immediately begin to assert their entitled authority over all things nuclear which occur within the state, to ensure the safety of California's citizens.

I believe it will result in these plants being immediately shut down on the grounds that they are unsafe, dangerous, and prone towards eventual catastrophe by a hundred different routes.

And absolutely, Governor Davis, please overrule yesterday's absurd and dangerous Coastal Commission ruling, and do not allow Dry Fuel Storage of spent reactor fuel in California!

In my written submission to the California Coastal Commission yesterday, I start by comparing the crimes of the NRC, and by extension those of the CCC, to the crimes of the Nazi butchers, except in scale, being far larger (the crimes of the Nazis being limited "merely" to the 6 million Jews and approximately 30 million other war victims who are already dead).  They weren't even indignant.  What's wrong with these people?  Are they so coldly unaware of what they are doing that they can brush off such language as being merely misdirected (after I spoke several of them noted that they wished they had more control, but the NRC (they thought) covered those issues (basically, anything relating to safety))?

I am requesting that you step in immediately, Governor Davis, and execute the powers of your position to save this State from the dangers it is heading towards.  I know that California is heading for a purported energy crises, but citizens of California must also care about the environment.


Russell D. Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA
(full contact information appears below)

Letter to North County Times (written today):

Submission to California Coastal Commission, June 13th, 2001:

Energy solutions for the planet, and the need for a global energy grid:

Recent essays and correspondence by the author:

All the above documents were written by Russell Hoffman except as noted (correspondence, etc.).


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First posted June 14th, 2001.

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