FREE show if you RSVP on the facebook event, we will be playing a few acoustic songs with Robby, Keith and Kyle!
“Songs for S.O.N.G.S.” anti-nuclear rally to entertain, inform
SOLANA BEACH (Oct. 3, 2018) – A 1960s-style rally set for 7 p.m. Monday has drawn a diverse lineup of musicians and speakers to the Belly Up nightclub to protest the storage of nuclear waste on the beach at San Onofre .
The free event, “Songs for S.O.N.G.S.,” will entertain, inform and inspire the audience to demand safer alternatives for storing 3.6 million pounds of high-level radioactive material. The plant’s operator is moving the waste to a location that is footsteps from the beach. Last month, calls for safer storage intensified after a near accident during a transfer of the spent nuclear fuel at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (S.O.N.G.S.).
“Songs for S.O.N.G.S.” organizers are pushing back with a program of speakers and music that will also be livestreamed on howlive.tv
MUSIC - Jon Foreman of Switchfoot - Iron Sage Wood featuring Rob Machado - Jupiter and Okwess - The Shift - Chris Cote - Karlos Paez of B Side Players - Nena Anderson - Latanya Lockett - Robby, Keith and Kyle from Trouble in the Wind
SPEAKERS - Len Hering, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Ret) - Jim Bunch, Chairman U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce - Ian Cairns, Former Professional Surfer - Cathy Iwane, Fukushima Evacuee - Pam Patterson, San Juan Capistrano City Council - Peter Zahn, Solana Beach City Council - Sarah Brady, Committee to Bridge the Gap - Becky Mendoza, Changing Tides Foundation - Adam Salkin, Filmmaker - Jacqueline Rossow, Samuel Lawrence Foundation
About 30 miles north of the Belly Up, the San Onofre nuclear power plant closed in 2013 after massive equipment failures. High-level radioactive waste produced during the station’s 45 years of operation today is being stored just 108 feet from the ocean. If the storage system fails from corrosion, an earthquake, tidal activity, terrorism or an accident, public health and could be put at serious risk, experts say.
The Belly Up is located at 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. The free event is open to anyone 21 or older. Doors open at 6 p.m. RSVPs can be made through a Facebook invitation.