Updates: January 2019 (1)

KPBS Interview Released

This KPBS interview aired on Tuesday and describes the technical problems of the current nuclear waste storage at the San Onofre Generating Station site (SONGS).

Safety Concerns Mount As Edison Awaits NRC’s OK To Bury Radioactive Waste

Wednesday, January 2, 2019  |  Alison St John, KPBS

Southern California Edison wants to resume burying nuclear waste at San Onofre in January. But, as more details emerge about the near-miss accident at the plant last summer, opposition is mounting, and it’s not just from anti-nuclear activists.

The distinctive domes of the San Onofre nuclear power station 50 miles north of downtown San Diego will eventually disappear as the plant is decommissioned.

But because Congress has not found a long-term solution to the problem of what to do with nuclear waste, the site is being turned into a nuclear waste storage site, or de facto dump.

The former head of the Navy in San Diego, retired Adm. Len Hering, is one of the voices sounding the alarm about the way Southern California Edison is going about storing spent nuclear fuel at San Onofre.

Watch the NRC Webinar

Southern California Edison and its contractor, Holtec International, are under scrutiny by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. An NRC inspection report points the finger at Holtec for numerous — and serious — safety violations. Join the webinar to learn more about the inspection report and the NRC’s findings.

Wednesday, January 9th at 10am PST

NRC Meeting and webinar link
Call-in Phone: 800-857-4625
Participant Code: 2437269