San Onofre Power Plant Safety Issues

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Bill Rosendahl filed the following resolution this week to protect the LA region from a disaster at the crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant.  (View Resolution)

This action stands to impact the Harbor area more than any other in Los Angeles, and there may be a vote at City Council as soon as next week.
The San Onofre nuclear reactors have been shut down since January 2012 because a tube in one of the new steam generators leaked radiation, and the equipment shows far more damage than the national average, despite being only 1-2 years old. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has called this a serious safety concern.
While the power plant does not supply electricity to the City of LA, it is close enough to impact the safety and economic stability of the city in the event of a major accident. Some neighborhoods in the southern part of the city – namely the Harbor area – are within 50 miles of San Onofre, which was the radius recommended by the NRC for evacuation after Fukushima. If a catastrophic accident occurred, nearly all costs would be born by the public, due to federal laws that indemnify nuclear power plant owners from having to pay for accidents and the fact that nuclear disasters are uninsurable. It is therefore imperative for the people of Los Angeles, that San Onofre is overseen with the utmost caution and view toward safety.
The resolution filed at LA City Council basically urges federal regulators (the NRC) to do their job cautiously and responsibly and joins several other cities, such as Del Mar, Laguna Beach, and Santa Monica that have made similar requests. The resolution simply asks the NRC to not allow SCE to restart San Onofre until there has been a public hearing before a judge and consideration of the repairs or replacements needed to guarantee short and long term safety.
This is especially important because the  NRC is weighing these very decisions now. The new Chair of the NRC has asked for public input, and the voice of the City of Los Angeles is very significant.
More background information can be found here:
This is a partial list of local leaders who support this action:

JANE AFFONSO, Deputy Director at Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice – California (CLUE-CA)
ED BEGLEY, JR. Environmental Advocate, Actor
JAMES BRENNAN, Co-Founder of Open Neighborhoods
S. DAVID FREEMAN, former General Manager of LADWP, former LA Harbor Commission President, Sr.Advisor to Friends of the Earth
MARCIA HANSCOM, Managing Director, Coastal Law Enforcement Action Network (CLEAN)
LILLIAN LIGHT, President, Environmental Priorities Network
JESSE N. MARQUEZ, Executive Director, Coalition For A Safe Environment, Wilmington
GLENN PASCALL, Chair, San Onofre Task Force for Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
ANABELL ROMERO, Citizen At Large, Wilmington Neighborhood Council
PETER ROSENWALD, Gray Panthers of Long Beach, Greater Long Beach Coalition for the Homeless
LESLIE TAMMINEN, Seventh Generation Advisors Ocean Program Director
TERRY TAMMINEN, former California Environmental Protection Agency
RICARDO PULIDO, Executive Director, Community Dreams
DREW WOOD, Executive Director, California Kids Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)