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Premature failure of U.S. spent nuclear fuel storage canisters

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) should delay funding the new San Onofre dry cask storage system until Southern California Edison provides written substantiation that the major problems identified below are resolved. Sign petition to STOP California from wasting $400 … Continue reading

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3/25/2014 San Clemente: San Onofre decommissioning CEP meeting

San Onofre’s Tom Palmisano will brief the community on decommission planning/activities at the first Southern California Edison Community Engagement Panel (CEP) meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Coalition to Decommission San Onofre press conference at 5:00 p.m.) San … Continue reading

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NRC Ignores High Burnup in Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) chose to EXCLUDE high burnup spent fuel in their 2014 final report on Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment (NUREG-2125).   However, they claim “..that NRC regulations continue to provide adequate protection of public health and safety … Continue reading

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San Onofre and High Burnup Nuclear Waste Experiment

It’s been two years since San Onofre nuclear reactors were shut down. However, we’re still at risk from the tons of nuclear waste generated by the reactors. A nuclear waste accident could result in permanent evacuation of parts of Southern California … Continue reading

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High Burnup Fuel Fact Sheet

High Burnup Nuclear Fuel  Pushing the Safety Envelope by Marvin Resnikoff [1] and Donna Gilmore [2] January 2014 Click to print or download High Burnup Fuel Fact Sheet   As commercial reactor economics have declined, utilities, with the acquiescence of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission … Continue reading

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12/17/2013 San Clemente City Council Meeting – San Onofre nuclear waste

San Clemente City Council unanimously passed Resolution 13-53 regarding the urgency of removing the dangerous nuclear waste from San Onofre, based on geographic conditions and dense population. The resolution was submitted as a comment to the NRC Waste Confidence Generic Environment Impact Statement … Continue reading

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11/18/2013 Carlsbad & 11/20 San Luis Obispo NRC Waste Confidence Meetings

Please attend the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Monday, November 18th meeting in Carlsbad, California or the November 20th meeting in San Luis Obispo. It’s our opportunity to comment on the NRC’s outlandish proposal that the tons highly radioactive nuclear reactor plant … Continue reading

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