Japan remembers tsunami two years later
People observe a moment of silence facing the sea during a rally at the time when the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan's coast in 2011 in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, on March 11. (yodo/Reuters)
SAN ONOFRE, Calif. -- Demonstrators marched near San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station one year after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima
The peaceful protest both commemorated the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima power plant and pushed for closure of the San Onofre plant.
The activists questioned the plant's safety record and its 10-mile emergency-planning zone.
"If San Onofre went we could not be standing here today," Patty Dicinson a protestor said. "This could all be contaminated and we're living right next to it like it's nothing." Southern California Edison
took the San Onofre Unit 3 nuclear plant offline last month as a precaution after detecting a leak in a tube that carries radioactive water in a steam generator.
The rally took place a day after nearly 200 people met at the San Clemente Community Center in an evening of remembrance and prayers for Japan.
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