Sempra Energy Under Fire

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Activists fighting to shut down the San Onofre nuclear power plant are planning to take their fight to the front steps of Sempra Energy Friday morning.

They will walk in what they call a demand letter asking the company to shut down the power plant.  Sempra Energy owns 20% of the plant, and Southern California Edison owns the rest.

"We want them to take initative and say we want safety first," said Ray Lutz with Citizens Oversights Projects.

For months activists have been hosting rallies and meetings expressing their concerns over the plant.  Since January San Onofre has been shut down due to a leak, and it still remains closed.

"We want power plant shut down," said Lutz.

Activists say they worry should their be a meltdown or natural disaster the public would be at risk. However, others argue the plant is safe and say everything is being done to protect the public.

Activisits plan to host another rally next week at Sempra Energy's downtown location.

Sempra Energy would not comment.

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