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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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09/26/2013 Carlsbad NRC meeting: Decommissioning San Onofre

Update:  NRC’s Larry Camper said a separate meeting will be scheduled regarding high burnup fuel. Edison plans to store high burnup fuel in a new dry cask that will increase our risks. Learn about these critical issue on this handout:  … Continue reading

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6/4/2013 San Diego Seminar – Fukushima Daiichi Disaster: Lessons for California

This historic seminar is available on video at these locations: Ecolological Options Network’s EON3 YouTube playlist Citizens’ Oversite Projects Arnie Gundersen’s slide presentation provided compelling information about radiation from Fukushima and the scientific case as to why it would be a nuclear … Continue reading

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Letter from wife of San Onofre Nuclear Operator to Governor Brown

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Office of the Governor State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, California 95814 . May 2, 2013 Dear Governor Brown, Nearly a year ago I wrote a letter to you voicing my concerns about the San Onofre … Continue reading

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Public Comments due 5/16/2013: Stop NRC from lowering San Onofre safety standards

UPDATE 5/17/2013: The public comment period is closed.  However,  Requests for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene can still be filed by June 17, 2013. Thousands of comments have been received. Thanks to all those who submitted comments! All public comments … Continue reading

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04/17/2013 WRCB meeting: Once-through cooling nuclear reactors

The Water Resources Control Board (WRCB) Nuclear Review Committee will meet April 17th in Sacramento to discuss nuclear plant once-through cooling issues.  The Review Committee must provide a final report describing the results of special studies and must present their … Continue reading

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04/03/2013 MD NRC meeting: Edison request to lower San Onofre safety standards

UPDATE: The NRC announced plans to approve Edison’s request to lower San Onofre’s safety standards and may do so in less than the normal 30 day comment period –removing obstacles to a restart of the seriously defective San Onofre Unit … Continue reading

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Dan Hirsch: Why San Onofre is not safe to restart

Dan Hirsch UCI 10/16/2012 presentation on why the San Onofre nuclear power reactors should not be restarted. A “must watch” short video that presents the facts everyone needs to know. Read the 9/12/2012 San Onofre Report referenced in the above … Continue reading

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02/21/2013 Costa Mesa CPUC meeting on San Onofre

Please attend today’s California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) public participation hearing regarding San Onofre nuclear power plant.  The CPUC does not appear to understand the urgency of the situation and has a long drawn out process that seems to care … Continue reading

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