Last week, Southern California Edison surprised everyone when they announced that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), offline for more than a year, would be shut down permanently. Anti-nuke activist hailed it as their victory; pro-nukes folks claimed the region's electricity rates will soon skyrocket. And then there's the whole issue of how exactly will the decommissioning of SONGS occur, a process estimated to take decades and cost billions. Who wins, who loses -- and what's next?
That's the topic of my "Orange County Line" commentary for KCRW-FM 89.9 yesterday.
And if my intro seems a bit less scurrilous than my usual scribbles, it's because I lifted it from the KCRW website, from an intro I wrote myself. Can you plagiarize yourself? I just did!
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Anyhoo, my conversation with host Steve Chiotakis. Enjoy!