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The facts come home to roost: On January 8th, 2002, San Juan Capistrano (CA) police  arrested a man who had threatened to shoot up the San Onofre Nuclear Power Station and his former coworkers etc. at the plant.

He had an arsenal of almost 300 weapons, including illegal assault rifles, 5,000 rounds of ammunition, an antitank rocket launcher, four live hand grenades, tear gas, survivalist material, etc. etc..

Are you scared yet?  Now, you folks in the media seem to no longer be reporting that he threatened the plant -- but where do you expect him to go to find all those coworkers he was threatening?  And considering that the nuclear industry believes a meltdown is no big deal beyond the perimeter fence, it is ABSOLUTELY ASSURED that this perpetrator had NO IDEA how much death and destruction he could really create with his weapons.

The man was 43 years old, a former maintenance worker at the plant.  He was fired in December, 2001, after 17 years. He had previously had access to nuclear area, but it was revoked in 1995 and "never restored".  So he knew exactly where to go and how to get there.


Anyone who remembers how hard a time the Los Angeles police had with just two heavily-armed bank robbers live on television knows it's not so simple to stop a well-armed attacker, especially one who has inside knowledge about exactly how a plant is laid out and when particular areas are most vulnerable.

Security at San Onofre has been described as lax, over and over and over.  Yet no one listens.  There is no way to protect a nuclear power plant properly.  Sure, theoretically, you could do a lot more than is being done.  But you CAN'T do it cost-effectively.  So the plant must be shut down.

Animated history of America nuclear power:
Poison Fire USA ("POIFU")

How does a nuclear power plant work?:

The Demon Hot Atom: Internet Glossary of Nuclear Terminology:

Here is a list of all nuclear power plants in America, with details about each one:

Here is a list of about 400 books and videos about nuclear power:


Hopefully people will be taking a new look at these and other books, "the word" will finally become mightier than "the sword", and we will stop this nonsense, close all the nukes, build wind power and other renewable energy solutions, and SAVE THE PLANET before some nut-case takes out a nuclear power plant, either mine, yours, or someone else's.


Ace Hoffman
Concerned Citizen, Carlsbad, CA

First, a free media moment:    

Let's all see it again!

Links to Meltdown movie on FX
Nuclear Thriller Directed By Jeremiah S. Chechik

Premiered Sunday, June 6, 2004, 8 PM ET/PT

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It's time to close all the world's nuclear power plants!
They are expensive, dirty, dangerous, and extremely vulnerable.

The object of many of these essays, SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR (WASTE) GENERATING STATION, in Southern California, is an accident waiting to happen.

Welcome, SAN ONOFRE EMPLOYEES (and their friends and family).

We have obtained a copy of the letter from San Onofre's Nuclear Communications Department which was distributed to all 1500 San Onofre employees on December 16th, 2004 (Subject: Recent Media Coverage of SONGS Steam Generator Replacement).

View our response here! (Adobe Animate required)

So you can call Ray at PAX 89880 if you want.  Just be sure your UNION DUES are paid up, just in case you ask too many questions and are labeled a troublemaker!  Coming here was a much better idea!  Get out on the Internet and get the REAL facts!  Cross-check everything you find here nine ways to Sunday -- you'll find it checks out.

Please feel free to contact me any time if I can answer any questions you might have.  Compare my answers to whatever you can get out of the Nuclear Communications Department at San Onofre.

We're working on this issue for YOU, too!  You probably know coworkers who have gotten sick and died -- we keep hearing about them, as well.

Furthermore, you would be the PERFECT crew for building clean, renewable energy solutions if California does decide to switch.  So FEW of you really are tied to the nuclear portion of the plant -- you're electricians, hydraulics specialists, welders, pipefitters, and so on.  Relatively few plant employees actually work in the "Control Room" (aka: Terrorist's Most Likely Primary Objective) or handle the nuclear fuel (aka: Terrorist's Most Likely Secondary Objective).


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These items are listed in reverse chronological order. Starting October 2007 all items are posted at Hoffman's blogspot.
Be sure to visit the blog for the most current essays!

The following are posted at this web site (Jul. '07 - Oct. '07 are duplicated above):

Pillars of Fire (October 27th, 2007)

Slick Vic Dricks' Tricks (October 25th, 2007)

California Wildfires threaten to re-animate San Onofre's deadly dust! (October 24th, 2007)

15-truck pileup shows folly of nuke waste transport plan (October 13th, 2007)

Another pro-nuker wins another Nobel Prize (October 12th, 2007)

CEC Sham hearings in Oceanside (Cancelled due to wildfires) (October 11th, 2007)

A Pro-nuker pretends to be an anti-nuker; CA nuke waste toll road (October 3rd, 2007)

AREVA: Hardly America's Energy Experts! (September 25th, 2007)

Does lack of integrity or pure greed explain pro-nukers? (September 22nd, 2007)

California Republicans Soil Themselves (September 10th, 2007)

John W. Gofman, R.I.P. (August 26th, 2007) (follow-up)

Letter to Holly Harrington, NRC (August 7th, 2007)

Bridge collapse onto train cars shows folly of nuke transport plan (August 1st, 2007)

Genpatsu-Shinsai (July 23rd, 2007)

World's Largest Nuke Facility Sputters and Stops (July 18th, 2007) (follow-up)

How to make a nuclear bomb (July 3rd, 2007)

Follow up to Nuclear Power Q&A (July 2nd, 2007)

Q&A: Nuclear Power Kills You -- here's how (June 24th, 2007)

Meltdowns or Solar Power -- Take your pick (June 19th, 2007)

Pronukers love Earthday -- here's why (April 22nd, 2007)

Oppose CA AB-719 -- We don't need more nukes (April 10th, 2007)

Who Hoodwinked California? (Letter to CA newspapers, January 18th, 2007)

What Ray Golden honestly believes (December 3rd, 2006)

San Onofre tritium leak (August 17th, 2006)

Dry Cask vs. Wet Pool vs Shutdown (May 13th, 2006)

NRC deemed irrational (June 2nd, 2006)

Nuke Hearing in San Clemente (May 16th, 2006)

Three Red Herrings (May 5th, 2006)

CPUC Hearing on nuke relicensing (April 25th, 2006)

In the end, everybody wants to be Green (March 17th, 2006)

Could CA Hwy 241 be a nuke waste transport route (January 22nd, 2006)

Tension high around San Onofre (additional follow-up submission to the CPUC) (May 31st, 2005)

SONGS' CPUC SGRP DEIR follow-up submission -- May 27th, 2005)

TOP 25 REASONS TO KEEP SAN ONOFRE OPEN -- ANSWERED ( Re: CPUC DEIR for Application No. A.04.02.026; SCH No. 2004101008) (May 6th, 2005)

Newsletter Of Scams, Hoaxes, Infiltration, & Terrorism -- Volume 1, Issue 1 (May 4th, 2005)

"Nukey Poo": A letter from CPUC's EIR team / Questions for same (4/27/2005)

SHUT SAN ONOFRE NOW!  Letters to the New York Times, North County Times, CPUC, KPBS and others (posted 20050425)

List of problems with San Onofre in the past few years + more letters (posted 20050425)

Tsunamis and Nukes II: The ABCs of XYZs (Dec. 30th, 2004)

A question from Phuket

Tsunamis and Nuclear Power Plants:  Another hidden threat (Published in CounterPunch and Truthout)

A response to San Onofre "Employee of the Month" Richard Warnock (unpublished by the NC Times)

Shut San Onofre down permanently NOW!!! Here's why (revised -- as published in the North County Times) (December 12th, 2004) (original (published in The Coast News)) Also published in NIRS/WISE Nuclear Monitor 24 Dec. 2004 (articles appear online two months after publication)

No Nukes Is Good Nukes (November 23rd, 2004)

Kerry vows trust while NRC vows not to tell the truth (August 9th, 2004)

San Onofre Annual License To Lie Renewal Meeting (July 29th, 2004)

MELTDOWN on FX -- A review: In short: See this movie. Tell you friends to see this movie!" (June 9th, 2004)

What Say You? (letter to "Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy" (yeah, there really is such a group!)) (June 1st, 2004)

Nuclear Power -- Yet another pretend debate from a pro-nuker profiteer (May 29th, 2004)

Essay related to the made-for-TV movie MELTDOWN (pre-release) (May 27th, 2004)

Is this some kind of a joke? ($680 Millions Dollars' worth of funny) (April 1st, 2004)

Nuke Workers praised by Paul Sisson, North County Times: a rebuttal (March 19th, 2004)

Rebuttal to Stan Wise's opinion column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (March 12th, 2004)

Geothermal energy discussion (December 5th, 2003)

Correspondence between Ray Traynor, SANDAG, and rdh (November 21st, 2003)

A Great Tradeoff: One Thousand Windmills for Oyster Creek (NJ)! (November 9th, 2003)

Yucca Mountain Pasty Piece on 60 Minutes (October 26th, 2003)

NC Times has a comtempt for the truth (response to September 26th and October 1st, 2003 articles by Paul Sisson)

Oscar Shirani's exposure of Dry Cask Storage FRAUD and MALFEASIENCE!

Dry Cask Storage to start soon at San Onofre (includes followup comments by both the reporter and this writer)

Dr. Edward Teller dead at 95

Who's really screwing California?

What caused the August, 2003 Northeast blackout?

Dr. Caldicott "Worse than Hitler!" -- Dr. Robert F. Bourque, DOE/LANL (May 10th, 2003)

San Onofre Quiz (April 30th, 2003)

Talking Points about San Onofre (April 4th, 2003)

Union of Concerned Scientists shows a lack of concern for the people of OHIO
A walk down memory lane (September 5th, 2002)
1 down; 1143 to go (Transportation dangers, including a history of failure) (Sept. 2nd, 2002)
Al Queda almost got it right: Animal lab testing here and there (Summer, 2002).
Our movement is in shambles (Aug., 2002)
Should Public Citizen attend the Nuclear Renaissance meeting in September, 2002 (August, 2002 series of emails)?
North County Times: July 29th, 2002 article about this author, response #1, #2
Letter to American Journalism Review, August 2nd, 2002 regarding nepotism
NUKE TERRORISM 101: Media frenzy today!  Get your hot schedule! Plop those tapes into your VCRs, folks! (June 9th, 2002)
The Davis-Besse Newsletter Home page!
Radioactive Background Noise: Despite New Tools, Detecting Nuclear Material Is Doubtful (Article in NY Times + response (Mar. 18th, 2002))
Essay on the many hidden costs of nuclear power, including a look at recent events in the industry. (Mar. 15th, 2002)
Comments to Paul Leventhal, Nuclear Control Institute, on NCI's web site, public comments, etc. (Mar. 5th, 2002)
A letter to the North County Times: Correcting a false impression you made to your readers (Mar. 3rd, 2002)
FOX News -- Biased and Unfair. (Feb. 7th, 2002)
NASA/space debate (correspondence with R. Hoffman). (Jan. 29th, 2002)
Good work, Lou Dobbs! Moneyline (CNN) by R. Hoffman. (Feb. 3rd, 2002)
Biased front-page article in the North County Times by R. Hoffman. (Feb. 3rd, 2002)
I ALLEGE (letter to NRC) by R. Hoffman. (Jan. 29th, 2002)
Yucca Mountain (letter to Nevada Senator Harry Ried by R. Hoffman). (Jan. 26th, 2002)
What should we call TMI? by R. Hoffman. (Jan. 24th, 2002)
PG&E responds to objections to its bankruptcy plan by R. Hoffman. (Jan. 24th, 2002)
Commentary on Denver Post's editorial on Yucca Mountain by R. Hoffman. (Jan. 23rd, 2002)
Suggested questions which Senator Reid might ask the NRC by R. Hoffman. (Jan. 22nd, 2002)
Dry Cask Storage or Spent Fuel Pools -- which is better (or worse)? By Russell Hoffman (Jan. 20th, 2002)
Richard "Rich Rad" Meserve makes a presentation to the National Press Club live before CSPAN2 - a Rebuttal by R. Hoffman. (Jan. 17th, 2002)
Attack on San Onofre Planned by an Army of One (Jan. 9th, 2002)
Nuclear Power Plants to six decimal places (letter to NRC, Jan. 8th, 2002)
Tragic events show additional dangers from hydroelectric power (Jan. 6th, 2002)
Inaccurate title: "Feds: Nuke waste dump will be fine" (Seen in North County Times, Jan 5th, 2002)
A poem to ring out the old year with (Written December 31st, 2001)
Cessna 172N crashes near San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station on Xmas day. (Dec. 27th, 2001 followup)
Letter to EPA Dec. 26th, 2001
, followups: 1, 2
Letter to Deseret News (Utah) concerning nuke waste Dec. 18th, 2001
Trio of fine articles in the Orange County (CA) Register, Sunday, December 9th, 2001
SUGGESTION: Please read an excellent article on San Onofre in the Dec. 9th, 2001 OC Register!
Jim Hoerner shows his know-ledge (Dec. 8th, 2001) (Dec. 9th, 2001 followup; Dec. 10th, 2001 followup; Also: (Dec. 11th (1); (2); 21st; 24th, 2001); Jan. 4th; 6th, 2002;)
Russell drops a bomb on December 7th, 2001 -- what are you going to do about it? (with commentaries by Jack Shannon, Harvey Wasserman, & Cindy Folkers)
Circular Cracks at Besse-Davis (Dec. 6th, 2001)
NASA sets 40-mile no-fly zone around Shuttle pad for launch tomorrow -- what about the nuclear no-fly zones? (Nov. 28th, 2001)
U.S. Nuclear Reactors -- operating or closed.
Dr: Blair: Out here in the real world, where people die and they aren't just numbers, your comments are outrageous (Nov. 25th, 2001; includes Dr. Blair's resume.)
Chilling article on SFPs in the North County (California) Times, Nov. 23rd, 2001 (comments by Russell Hoffman)
IT TAKES A MELTDOWN: Senator Clinton calls for 50-mile nuclear evacuation plan (November 21st, 2001)
Re: Future of Space Conference: Weaponization or Cooperation? (or appeasement) (November 20th, 2001)
Depleted Morality Bombs In Afghanistan (+ statement by Jack Shannon and a KPFA interview with Francis Boyle)
Connecticut, my birthplace, is at extreme risk from nuclear terrorism (November 18th, 2001)
Letter to Vladimir Putin from Russell D. Hoffman (Nov. 15th, 2001)
William Safire: Seizing Dictatorial Power (+a response by Russell Hoffman, Nov. 14th, 2001)
Who are the other 1700 - 2200 bombs for, Mr. President? (Letter to President George Bush, Nov. 13th, 2001)
EMBRITTLEMENT, or: HAS THE #1 TERRORIST IN AMERICA STRUCK AGAIN???? (November 12th, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 crashes in Queens, NYC, + follow-up comments)
Correspondence with Dr. Bruce Blair, center for Defense Information
BEWARE Price-Anderson Act RENEWAL vis a vis GENERIC ENDEMIC FRAUD & Possible Terrorism Against Nuclear-Plants!!! (Comments by Dr. E. S., Nov. 4th, 2001)
Dr. E. S. on embrittlement (2 of 3): FOLLOWUP to & Short Succinct SUMMARY to: BEWARE Price-Anderson Act By Rote Automatic Renewal Upcoming VOTE!!! (Nov. 5th, 2001)
Dr. E. S. on embrittlement: Sources for additional information (3 of 3) (Nov. 5th, 2001)
Talking to the folks from San Onofre; Meltdown in One Hour If; Wind Turbine technology (Nov. 4th, 2001)
Will we wake up to the wake-up call or die to save face? (by Dr. Dorothy Tennov, Nov. 2nd, 2001)
The effects of nuclear weapons (letter to Stephen I. Schwartz, Director, The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project, The Brookings Institution, Nov. 2nd, 2001)
130 groups advocate shutting the nuclear power plants down (sooner or later) (+ commentary by Russell Hoffman, Nov. 1st, 2001)
Telling the government hasn't helped -- here's the e-paper trail to date (Nov. 1st, 2001)
"Any terrorist with a wad of cash could charter a Gulfstream, no questions asked, and fly right to a site" (correspondence between AOPA spokesperson and rdh, Nov. 1st, 2001)
New York Times on assessing Risks, Chemical, Biological, Even Nuclear (+ comments by Russell D. Hoffman written Nov. 1st, 2001)
The money pit -- nuclear energy (essay by Kim Hunter, Oct. 31st, 2001)
Correspondence between Tim O'Brien, Star Tribune (Minneopolis, MN) and Russell Hoffman, Oct. 30-31st, 2001
Nuclear Power and Coal (essay by Dr. Stanley Thompson, Eugene, OR, August, 2001)
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association spokesperson is unrealistic -- FAA slightly less so (letter to AOPA, Oct. 30th, 2001)
We bide our time waiting for Mother Nature, Osama bin Laden, or Murphy to strike (Comments written Oct. 30th, 2001)
Comments on Dateline's Oct. 28th, 2001 show on nuclear power plant vulnerabilities
Comments on an article in the LA TIMES titled: Rethinking Security at San Onofre (Oct. 28th, 2001)
Sunday 10-28-01 articles in LA Times and NC Times (comments by Patricia Borchmann and Russell Hoffman, Oct. 28th, 2001)
President Bush announces national policy in favor of 'safe nuclear power' -- but there's no such thing! (Oct. 26th, 2001)
Shutting down the nuclear power plants is both prudent and possible (comments Oct. 25th, 2001)
SD U-T 20011024 -- feigning concern for the health of San Diego's citizens
Thank, you, Dr. Dessel, for your comments (Oct. 24th, 2001)
Ray Golden, Southern California Edison (comments on his comments heard on 10 News tonight (Oct. 23rd, 2001))
Bruce Lieberman's great article in today's SD U-T (commentary by Russell Hoffman, Oct. 23rd, 2001)
Protecting nuclear power plants in an age of unbridled terrorism (commentary by Russell Hoffman, Oct. 22nd, 2001)
Afghanistan: Nuclear Terrorism Poses Questionable Threat (+ commentary by Russell Hoffman, Oct. 21st, 2001)
The Sunday Times: NUCLEAR MYSTERY: Crashed plane's target may have been a reactor, also: today's CNN nuclear report is nearly excellent (with comments by Russell Hoffman, Oct. 20th, 2001)
Representative Steve Buyer (R.-Ind.) discusses U.S. use of nuclear device (comments by Russell Hoffman, Oct. 18th, 2001)
A response to Stewart Farber's libel of Russell Hoffman (Oct. 17th, 2001)
Re: Possible Danger from terrorists (letter forwarded (with additional comments by Russell Hoffman), Oct. 17th, 2001)
Re: MTP List -- Just who exactly is complaining about my postings, Steve, or is that a big secret? (letter by Russell Hoffman to Steve Taylor, Oct. 16th, 2001)
Security issues at nuke plants (letter by Russell Hoffman to the Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Oct. 16th, 2001)
Further comments regarding my "25 simple ways to destroy a nuke" posting (correspondence from Oct. 16th, 2001)
PWR CRACKS!!! Just as I FIRST predicted so long ago!!! (Second letter to R. Hoffman from Dr. E. Siegel, Oct. 15th, 2001)
60 Seconds on 60 Minutes by Russell Hoffman, Oct. 15th, 2001
PWR CRACKS!!! Just as I FIRST predicted so long ago!!! (letter to R. Hoffman from Dr. E. Siegel, Oct. 14th, 2001)
Vulnerability of nuclear power plants to terrorist attacks is much greater than Progress Energy wants to admit... -- by Russell D. Hoffman, Oct. 14th, 2001
San Onofre nuclear reactor, Unit II, shut down for approx. 20 days for repairs; x-rays should be done for circular cracks in the reactor vessel -- by Russell D. Hoffman, Oct. 13th, 2001
Freedom includes the right to know -- but has been totally removed! (October 12th, 2001)
Seven questions still left on 10-11-2001 -- by Russell D. Hoffman, Oct. 11th, 2001
Vulnerability issues at San Onofre -- with terrorists in our midst, should I have posted my "25 simple ways" document online? -- by Russell D. Hoffman, Oct. 11th, 2001
Note to readers, media + msgs from Bill Smirnow, Jack Shannon (Oct. 8th, 2001)
Katie Burns' article in the NC Times Oct 7th, 2001 full of hokey and wishful thinking (by Russell D. Hoffman, Oct. 7th, 2001)
Gov't officials near Diablo Cyn warn SoCal citizenry of increased terrorist threats (by Russell D. Hoffman, Oct. 7th, 2001)
Representative Darrell Issa should be recalled; Beedle should be asked to name names (letter by Russell D. Hoffman, Oct. 4th, 2001)
Cassini space probe questions for David F. Doody and others at NASA (letter by Russell D. Hoffman, Oct. 2nd, 2001)
Religion gets involved in politics... by Russell Hoffman Oct. 1st, 2001
Followup: Bob Aldrich's 3rd letter to Russell Hoffman, Oct. 1st, 2001
This is NOT spam, Mr. Aldrich, this is personal (Bob Aldrich's 2nd letter to Russell Hoffman, Oct. 1st, 2001)
Bob Aldrich's 1st email to Russell Hoffman, October 1st, 2001, with a response by Russell Hoffman Oct. 1st, 2001
Environmental Health Coalition statement to the California Coastal Commission regarding San Onofre, with a response by Russell Hoffman Oct. 1st, 2001
Congratulations, North County Times, on your fine editorial! by Russell Hoffman Sept. 30th, 2001
Front page article in Friday's NC Times (Southern California) about new FAA airspace restrictions by Russell Hoffman Sept. 29th, 2001
Correspondence with Sierra Club on the subject of safety of nuclear plants and the millions of tons of waste that have been created since they first sidestepped the issue. by Russell Hoffman Sept. 27th, 2001
25 Simple Ways... by Russell Hoffman Sept. 27th, 2001
Letters to the Editor -- Welcome, Morocco, to the nuclear world! by Russell Hoffman, Sept. 24th, 2001
A response to the NRC's September 21st Press Release, by Russell Hoffman, Sept. 24th, 2001
Why Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) won't help close San Onofre (as explained by Lissa Adams, with a response by Russell Hoffman), Sept. 24th, 2001
Additional considerations regarding nuclear power plants and the NRC's assurances by Russell Hoffman, Sept. 23rd, 2001
I told you Ray Golden was a liar, Phil! by Russell Hoffman, Sept. 22nd, 2001
I told you Ray Golden was a liar, Mr. Robbins! by Russell Hoffman, Sept. 22nd, 2001
Subject:  (lies, lies, lies), posted Sept. 22nd, 2001
Re: Recent quotes on VULNERABILITY OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS TO AIRPLANE ATTACKS (includes a letter by Patricia Borchmann), Sept. 22nd, 2001
Fwd: More News Updates  -- SONGS is vulnerable!  Save us!  Save us! by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 22nd, 2001
Re: LA TIMES Article shows Ray Golden is a liar, nuclear plants are vulnerable, NRC is a lap-dog agency by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 22nd, 2001
Re: Nuclear waste transport issues, nuclear safety issues (letter from Barbara Byron), Sept. 21st, 2001
Re: Nuclear waste transport issues, nuclear safety issues by Russell Hoffman, Sept. 21st, 2001
Re: Nuclear waste transport issues, nuclear safety issues by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 21st, 2001
Recent quotes on the vulnerability of nuclear power plants to airplane attacks. by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 21st, 2001
Re: Nuclear waste transport issues, nuclear safety issues by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 21st, 2001
Re: FW: A response to my "comments on nuclear terrorism by Jack Shannon, Harvey Wasserman, Eugene Carroll" post by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 20th, 2001
Nuclear terrorism threatens our lives!  America needs to examine these issues... by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 20th, 2001
Two more chilling articles on NPP terrorism to be forwarded to the responsible authorities ASAP by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 20th, 2001
Subject: Opinions Editor for the North County Times bows out -- but not gracefully, tactfully, or wisely by Russell Hoffman Sept. 19th, 2001
Re: Responsibility run-around continues unabated while vulnerability remains high... by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 19th, 2001
Subject: Re: Forwarded E-mails(II) by Russell D. Hoffman, September 19th, 2001
Re: Forwarded E-mails by Russell D. Hoffman, September 19th, 2001
Bob Aldrich gave me your name as the responsible person in CA gov't regarding nukes by Russell D. Hoffman, September 18th, 2001
Re: 2nd followup letter from Bob Aldrich, California Energy Commission, to Russell Hoffman, Concerned Citizen (with response) by Russell D. Hoffman, September 18th, 2001
Followup letter from Bob Aldrich, California Energy Commission, to Russell Hoffman, Concerned Citizen (with response) by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 18th, 2001
Bob Aldrich's letter to RDH this morning (09-18-2001) by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 18th, 2001
Terrorist threats to Nuclear power plants by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 18th, 2001
Urgent letter to CA state employee Bob ALdrich, by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 17th, 2001
Letter to Governor Davis, by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept., 17th 2001
Airplane strikes on nuclear power plants by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 15th, 2001
NPPs and terrorism -- a response to "" by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 15th, 2001
America, Land of Heros -- Don't look back, don't look up! by Russell D. Hoffman and Sharon L. Hoffman, Sept. 14th, 2001
Subject: Go ahead, Gary -- make my day by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 12th, 2001
Subject: Where's your sense of prudence, Mr. Robbins? by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 12th, 2001
Subject: You can ignore my emails if you want, Mr. Robbins... by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 11th, 2001
The Sky(scraper) Is Falling -- Commentary by Russell D. Hoffman, Sept. 11th, 2001 (incl. Sept. 6th letter on Yucca Mtn.)

Circular cracks in reactor vessels (revisited) -- Sept. 6th, 2001 (incl. Aug 15th, 2001 letter)
Subject: A Wise Man Never Bets The Farm  --  A Fire, A Plume, A Meteor, A Train by Russell D. Hoffman, July 24th, 2001
I wonder if Mr. Robbins thinks I've forgotten he owes me a public apology for his careless libel last month? by Russell D. Hoffman, July 23rd, 2001
Those who are killing me are doing so with the utmost diligence and pride (by Russell D. Hoffman, July 17th, 2001)
Hundred Billion Dollar Fine suggested for Monticello Primary Containment booboo (by Russell D. Hoffman, July 16th, 2001)
Re: NOW WHAT: STAR WARS MIGHT JUST WORK (oh, Bu#l!) by Russell D. Hoffman, July 15th, 2001
Re: Orange County Register News Article on Nuclear Power by Russell D. Hoffman, July 14th, 2001
Re: [downwinders] Newspaper to pay for defaming Nikitin by Russell D. Hoffman, July 6th, 2001
Analysis of SC Director's statements, 1974 and 1987, by Russell D. Hoffman, July 5th, 2001
RE: Will national Sierra Club take on the nuclear waste issue? (III) by Russell D. Hoffman, July 5th, 2001
Re: your work for the Earth, by Russell D. Hoffman, July 4th, 2001
Re: Your role in Sierra Club Nuclear work, by Russell D. Hoffman, July 4th, 2001
Re: Will national Sierra Club take on the nuclear waste issue? by Russell D. Hoffman, July 4th, 2001
Local nuclear news and views -- why are they decommissioning San Onofre Unit 1 now? by Russell D. Hoffman, July 3rd, 2001
NRC regulations inadequate -- we need Local and State control! by Russell D. Hoffman, July 3rd, 2001
Request for records of inspection at SONGS by Russell D. Hoffman, July 2nd, 2001
OC REGISTER search 20010702 -- correction requested by Russell D. Hoffman, July 2nd, 2001
California law not being upheld by state agencies; proof obvious, urgency obvious. -- by Russell D. Hoffman, June 30th, 2001
Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request to NRC regarding crane safety issues related to the June 1st, 2001 accident, submitted by Russell D. Hoffman, June 28th, 2001
Summation of phone conversation between Pat Gwynn (NRC) and Russell D. Hoffman, June 26th, 2001
Tsunami threats to coastal nuclear power plants (letter to Russell Hoffman from Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis, June 26th, 2001)
Fire and probably a big explosion at San Onofre: What was thrown onto the road?  How big and how many pieces? by Russell D. Hoffman June 25th, 2001
A loophole you can drop a crane through (and San Onofre did just that) by Russell D. Hoffman, June 21st, 2001
The Nuclear Industry is not properly regulated! by Russell D. Hoffman June 21st, 2001
Re: The threat of tsunamis to coastal nuclear power plants (lunch with Gary Robbins -- additional comments) -- by Russell Hoffman -- June 19th, 2001
Re: Gary Robbins' role in the reputation of the OC Register and the fate of the Earth -- by Russell Hoffman -- June 17th, 2001
Re: Gary Robbins' additional comments to Russell Hoffman -- June 16th, 2001
Re: Gary Robbins' (Orange County Register) libelous comments to Russell Hoffman -- June 15th, 2001
Clarification Letter to Governor Gray Davis by Russell D. Hoffman -- June 15th, 2001
Letter to Governor Gray Davis by Russell D. Hoffman -- June 14th, 2001
The Living Will Envy The Dead (Letter to Arthur Doucette) by Russell D. Hoffman -- June 14th, 2001
Letter to the North County Times by Russell D. Hoffman -- June 14th, 2001
California Coastal Commission Submission by Russell D. Hoffman -- June 13th, 2001
Is Yucca Mountain dead? Let's hope so! Also: San Onofre Drops a 50,000-lb Egg -- June 2nd, 2001
You Win When... (A Poem by Russell D. Hoffman) -- June 1st, 2001

Related information...

Please visit our friends at who are also working on getting San Onofre closed.

Letter to Friends of the Earth requesting a statement about nuclear waste (written June 29th, 2001)
Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller's idea for a Global Energy Grid -- (written Spring, 2000)
Nukes shut down since 1988 (from
Notes on Radiation by Arthur Doucette, June, 2001 (One of the briefest and tightest introductions to the subject I've ever seen -- rdh )
Additional essays and correspondence about SON(W)GS and other related topics written prior to June 1st, 2001
THE EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS by Russell D. Hoffman (written Spring, 1999)

Notes about this web page:

This web page lists documents created in the course of ongoing efforts to shut San Onofre Nuclear (Waste) Generating Station in Oceanside, California. This effort started on June 1st, 2001 when the author was made aware of the dropping of an 80,000 pound crane by the operators of the plant, the SAME DAY they restarted one of the two reactors at the site after a four-month outage following a fire.

What really got to this author was that THE SAME DAY, Ray Golden, spokesperson for San Onofre, stated on local television that activists who opposed San Onofre didn't understand the laws of physics.

It's not fair!

But that's what it's like to be a so-called "anti-nuclear activist" (the correct term is "realist"). Your opinion is ignored. It gets frustrating, because you know that 99% of the time you know way more than the jerk who's jerking you around, and the rest of the time, you know they know they're lying!

The opinions expressed at this web site are based on careful study of the dangers versus the advantages of nuclear power.

If you know very little about nuclear power, this web site will terrify you. But rest assured, beginners: The more you know, the more terrified you will be!

The balance did not tip against nuclear power on September 11th, 2001. It was never any other way. Nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants have both failed society utterly, from day one, and right now they threaten to destroy society any day, any hour, at any of 1000s of places around the globe.

If terrorism now knows no limits (as it certainly appears to many), then we MUST reduce our vulnerabilities!

Nuclear power is the best place to start. First of all, it already kills millions. The only way to stop this ongoing horror is for society to get serious about two things:

The problem for society is this: Nuclear power has money and some very crafty scientists on their side. All we have is democracy on ours. The world's citizens must exercise their God-given right to protect themselves, and close all the nuclear power plants.

Various world governments pretend that every one of the problems with nuclear power, including all the ones discussed at this web site and many others -- there are thousands -- separately or together, are each and all insufficient for society to decide that the world has had enough of these awful energy systems and weapons.


If you live in California, please contact Governor Gavin Newsom and demand that he shut down the 2 nuclear power plants (both located at Diablo Canyon) IMMEDIATELY and FOREVER.

Every day California's two nuclear power plants remain open, another 500 pounds of High Level Nuclear Waste is produced (nearly all of it in the form of spent nuclear fuel). Spent Nuclear Fuel is just about the most deadly stuff ever created (far more deadly than fresh nuclear fuel, by the way).

Legal Disclaimer: The author is sure there is nothing here the terrorists haven't already thought of, being professionals at that sort of thing. It's America that needs to wake up. The terrorists are already wide awake.

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