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Laguna Beach residents criticize San Onofre cleanup
Laguna Beach residents criticize San Onofre cleanup

Saying that they don't want to spend decades living near nuclear waste, a group of Laguna Beach residents want the federal government to speed up its plan to remove spent fuel rods from the closed San Onofre nuclear facility. As it stands, it will be 35 years before the last remnants of the nuclear waste are removed from the former power plant, which was permanently closed last year after it was discovered that thousands of pipes carrying radioactive water might be at risk. "I don't think we in Laguna get the gravity of what is going on," Rita Conn, who leads a group called Let Laguna Vote, told City Council members this month. The group intends to ask the Nuclear...

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