nuclear fuel

SCE TO RESTART FUEL TRANSFERS AT SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR PLANT; WATCHDOG GROUP LEADER VOICES SAFETY CONCERNS

By Miriam Raftery

 

Photo: San Onofre beach and shuttered nuclear reactors

 

July 15, 2019 (San Onofre, CA) – Southern California Edison today announced that it will restart the transfer of spent nuclear fuel cannisters at the closed San Onofre nuclear power plant, after “rigorous regulatory, internal and third party readiness and operational reviews.”  

NEW REPORT: U.S. NUCLEAR DISASTER COULD “DWARF FUKUSHIMA”

 

New report from Princeton shows failure of Nuclear Regulatory Commission to accurately assess risk

Source:  Public Watchdogs

May 27. 2017 (San Diego) - A new study, which uses an advanced weather modeling program called HYSPLIT, developed by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shows that a radiation plume from a spent fuel disaster would affect as many as 18.1 million people who could be harmed and displaced by a nuclear disaster involving spent nuclear fuel. According to the article the NRC uses an inferior predictive model called MACCS2 that fails to  accurately account for changing wind and weather patterns.