Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: first, to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; last to not only fighting for personal privacy & the freedom of information, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. She is a poet, always. All these efforts find representation here: "ah, Mephistophelis" is so named after the last line of Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, whose heretical success flouted the censor for a time.

San Onofre: Guess They Got Those Radiation Monitors Up And Running Just In Time

"San Oh, No! Fre" - a Faustian Original

On the anniversary of the Japanese Tsunami and Radiological Incident At Fukushima, San Onofre installed shiny new tech to monitor their waste.

San Onofre nuclear plant installs radiation monitoring system

Three monitors feed information directly to the California Department of Public Health’s Radiologic Health Branch, which will post a monthly report on the data to the department’s website for the public to access. The readings will also be sent to California State Parks and the city of San Juan Capistrano. 

 A fourth monitor, located near a parking lot at the plant, has also been installed to provide a baseline reading as a means to compare the data.

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That was three weeks ago.  Now this.

About 7,000 Gallons of Wastewater from SONGS Spills into Pacific
By Shawn Raymundo , San Clemente Times, March 27, 2020

Roughly 7,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater from the sewage treatment facility at the San Onofre power plant was released more than a mile out into the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday morning.  According to the Hazardous Materials Spill Report that Southern California Edison filed with the governor’s office on Wednesday, the release of the partially treated sewage was caused by an influx of water at the treatment facility.  SoCal Edison, the owner the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, or SONGS, said the spill, which was released through the plant’s Unit 2 conduit, was a non-radiological release.

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Of course, there is No Harm To Human Health from the recent spill...  We know because a) we are told and b) we believe it.  


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