Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 09:14:49 -0700
From: "Russell D. Hoffman" <>
Subject: Re: Last night's annual meeting on San Onofre


May 4th, 2005


Thank you for your letter (shown below).  Yes, I think it's outrageous that this meeting happened and neither CREED nor EHC nor A4NR nor anyone else notified this activist or, for that matter, even attended, as far as I can tell.

And I've seen the CPUC/ASPEN DEIR.  It's a whitewash, of course.  There is NO WAY the CPUC will stop the steam generator replacement project.

And, only Lynn Hiks and Shirley Vaine have responded in any way to my letter of last week.

Yes, I think it's all very outrageous.  If you feel that's a criticism, unfortunately, you're right.  It's a very strong criticism of the so-called "anti-nuclear" movement in California.

And please:  If your activism on SONGS is "fairly new," why did you appear on KPBS as an expert about it and then prognosticate that we NEED San Onofre last week?  We don't, as I outlined in my newsletter about the KPBS show, which you have been free to comment on since it came out but evidently cannot.

So stop saying we need it if you don't have an answer to my arguments that we don't.

When asked by KPBS to be on that show, you should have deferred to more knowledgeable LOCAL activists until you are brought up to speed.


Russell Hoffman
Concerned Citizen
Carlsbad, CA

At 07:37 AM 5/4/2005 -0700, you wrote:

The NRC notified me of the end-of-cycle meeting for Diablo, but not SONGS.  I will now ask to be on SONGS alert list, but my activisim on SONGS is fairly new.  The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility is focused on state action to prohibit relicensing in California (and hopefully impact steam gen replacement).  Did you know in advance about the meeting?  Have you checked with press who ordinarily cover these meetings?

You may not have meant the message as criticism, but it is how your message came across.  An end of cycle meeting is usually a HUGE waste of time at Diablo, but I do agree that meetings should not be held on a nuclear plant without public participation.

In Peace


-----Original Message-----
From: "Russell D. Hoffman" <>
Sent: May 4, 2005 7:28 AM
To: Rochelle Becker <>, CREED <>,
        Shirley Vaine <>,
        Patricia Borchmann <>,
        Laura Hunter <>
Subject: Last night's annual meeting on San Onofre

Dear California Activists,

Didn't a single one of us know that San Onofre was having their annual
meeting last night?  Did any of us attend?  There was no notification in
the paper that I saw.

And, despite attending EACH of the last half dozen of these annual
meetings, I received NO notification from the NRC or from any activist.  My
local paper says the meeting was "sparsely attended" by the public.

Why didn't any of you "leaders" tell people about the annual meeting?

But by next week you expect us to have 150 or 1500 people to complain to
the CPUC?

It doesn't look good.


Russell Hoffman
Concerned Citizen
Carlsbad, CA