San Onofre Power Plant

CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT FILES LEGAL ACTION WITH NRC TO IMPROVE NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE SAFETY

 

Proposed “HELMS” Storage plan requires 1,000 year design life rather thancurrent 40-year life such as those in use at San Onofre

East County News Service

January 4, 2018 (San Diego) --  Citizens Oversight, the organization that negotiated a plan of action to move the waste from San Onofre, announced  Tuesday that it has submitted a formal petition to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) under NRC regulations that govern how the nuclear industry handles spent nuclear fuel.  The basis for the proposed changes is established by the HELMS proposal, also part of the submission, meaning Hardened, Extended-life, Local, Monitored, Surface storage. HELMS requires a design life for safe containment of toxic nuclear spent fuel of 1,000 years rather than the current requirement of only 40 years, despite the reality that the spent fuel will likely remain on the surface for at least 200 years.

CPUC REOPENS SAN ONOFRE SETTLEMENT AFTER COMPLAINTS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News

May 10, 2016 (San Diego) – The California Public Utilities Commission yesterday announced that it will reopen the record on the settlement agreement over the San Onofre nuclear power plant settlement that left ratepayers for SDG&E and Southern California Edison footing  $3.3 billion of the  shutdown costs.

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RESPONDS TO ISSA LETTER REQUESTING NUCLEAR STORAGE MEETING IN SAN ONOFRE

 

Agency will send senior official to SONGS meeting on June 22

East County News Service

May 7, 2016 (Washington D.C) -- Congressman Darrell lssa says he is pleased with the Department of Energy's response to a letter he sent earlier this month asking the Department of Energy to hold an additional meeting in Southern California to discuss options for the nation's plan to handle the long-term storage of nuclear waste.

Acknowledging Congressman Issa’s request, the Department of Energy has agreed to send the Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, John F. Kotek, to attend the next SONGS Community Engagement Panel meeting on June 22, where he will be seeking opinions and input from residents, elected officials and community leaders on this important issue. The Congressman encourages members of the public to attend.