My letter to the Editor , describing  the dangerous soil conditions which support three nuclear power plants Salem1 and 3 and Hope Creek and the dangers associated with this condition in case of an earthquake was published 9/13. Cut from my letter was the following paragraph:

In the article PSE&G mentions the Kashiwazaki reactor in Japan as an example of Japans success with nuclear power. All 7 reactors on this site with a generating capacity of 8,212 megawatts are now closed, devastated by an earthquake. Broken pipes and Equipment are now spilling radioactivity of all sorts into the air, ground and sea. No one knows if they will ever operate again.

Why this was cut I do not know, my letter was short and to the point (reprinted below)

I feel compelled to bring you  the latest on those 7 reactors (Excerpts)

Call for Closure of Kashiwazaki- Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant

On 17 August 2007, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fact finding mission released its preliminary report on the impact of the 16 July 2007 Chuetsu-Oki earthquake on Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Kashiwazaki- Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant....... ..the Japanese government's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, by stating that it will take at least 1 to 2 years before the plant can be restarted, lost no time in proclaiming that all 7 units will be restarted eventually. In this way, the belief that the Kashiwazaki- Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant is sure to be restarted is being implanted in the Japanese public consciousness.( Sounds familiar, keeping the propaganda going ) We find this state of affairs deeply concerning from a straightforward scientific and technical perspective. ....First, the possibility of occurrence of another huge earthquake near the Kashiwazaki- Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant cannot be ruled out. ..Second, in the light of the "Regulatory Guide for Reviewing Seismic Design of Nuclear Power Reactor Facilities (Seismic Guide)," which was revised in September last year, it is clearly inconceivable to continue to operate a nuclear power plant at the Kashiwazaki- Kariwa site. .........Third, the ground motion due to the earthquake which hit the Kashiwazaki- Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant far exceeded the basic design earthquake ground motion S2 that was assumed when the plant was designed. .........

Fourth, we must take the following issues into serious consideration. To begin with, the local residents have kept saying for the last 33 years that the ground condition of the Kashiwazaki- Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant is of very poor quality ( I can identify with this) and that there is a high probability of a major earthquake striking the area because there are several active faults nearby. .......(there is fault going down the middle of the Delaware River, its activity is recorded by the University of Delaware)

It is unacceptable for the above 4 points to be disregarded, nature to be treated with contempt, and pride in technological ethics to be cast aside just so that the Kashiwazaki- Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant may be reopened. Such a course would expose the local community, Japanese society, and indeed the whole world to serious danger...... ........(Indeed the whole world> The milk in Delaware was contaminated 4 weeks after Chernobyl)

Letter to the Editor 9/907

For PSE&G to even think about building another nuclear reactor on Artificial Island indicates that the Industry has learned nothing from itís past mistakes. The Island is so named because it was built with dredge spoils from the Delaware River. The three reactor complex, Salem 1 and 2 and Hope Creek were not built on solid ground. The whole complex rests on thousands of cement pilings, reaching 75 ft into the sandy soil. Exploratory drillings up to 100 ft has not revealed a rock formation. This is a gross sitting error. These plants should never have been built on that site

The phenomenon of liquefaction of the soil in case of an earthquake is well know.

In the article PSE&G mentions the Kashiwazaki reactor in Japan as an example of Japans success with nuclear power. All 7 reactors on this site with a generating capacity of 8,212 megawatts are now closed, devastated by an earthquake. Broken pipes and Equipment are now spilling radioactivity of all sorts into the air, ground and sea. No one knows if they will ever operate again.

$Billions are now invested to solve the nuclear waste problem with no end in sight and countless contaminated sites throughout the country waiting for cleanup, it is no wonder that this Administration has to appropriate $Billions in Government subsidies to carry on the myth that Nuclear power is still a viable source in the Energy "MIX"

Frieda Berryhill