San Onofre State Beach is a 3,000-acre (12 km2) state park located in San Diego County, California, USA. The beach is 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of San Clemente on Interstate 5 at Basilone Road. Governor Ronald Reagan established San Onofre State Beach in 1971. With over 2.5 million visitors per year, it is one of the five most-visited state parks in California, hosting swimmers, campers, kayakers, birders, fishermen, off-duty Marines, bicyclists, sunbathers, surfers, and the sacred Native American site of Panhe.
Since 2007, the Orange County-based corporation Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) has been lobbying to construct a six lane toll highway through the state park and a habitat reserve in Orange County, despite local and national objections.
Located between San Onofre Bluffs and San Onofre Surf Beach is the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), which potentially generates enough energy to power 1.5 million homes in Southern California.
... Nudity is prohibited at all parts of San Onofre State Beach, A traditional "clothing optional area" was formerly located at the extreme south end of San ...
... about 15,000 people attended a protest near San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station ... On March 11, 2012, activists protested the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to mark the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster ... Over 200 people rallied in San Onofre State Beach to listen to several speakers, including two Japanese residents who lived through the Fukushima meltdowns and Raymond Lutz ...
... well into his eighties, swimming several miles a day in the Pacific Ocean near his home in San Clemente, California ... a personal investigation of the lack of security at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, which is a few miles south of San Clemente ... Bank determined that the San Onofre plant was protected by one private security guard with a sidearm, as if the only concern was civilian theft ...
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... The San Onofre station, like virtually all large, complex industrial projects, has had technical problems over the years ... In the July 12, 1982 edition of Time states, "The firm Bechtel was... 420-ton nuclear-reactor vessel backwards" at San Onofre ...
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