The Del Mar City Council unanimously passed Resolution 2012-57 regarding San Onofre to:
- Urge the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to require that Edison undergo a public, transparent license amendment hearing regarding the replacement steam generators, before the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is allowed to restart; and
- Strongly support the California Public Utilities Commission in:
- expeditiously initiating and completing an Order Instituting Investigation regarding the costs and reliability of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and
- comparing the reliability and costs of the San Onofre facility to a future based on alternatives, including efficiency, load management, demand response, renewable energy, and energy storage.
See signed copy of Del Mar Resolution 2012-57 regarding San Onofre.
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September 24, 2012 6:00 p.m. Del Mar City Council meeting.
SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION (SONGS) FOLLOW-UP, INCLUDING PRESENTATION REGARDING SONGS’ STEAM GENERATORS, AND STORAGE AND SAFETY. Recommended Action for City Council:
- Receive presentation from Daniel 0. Hirsch, Lecturer on Nuclear Policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and President of Committee to Bridge the Gap
- Receive presentation from Southern California Edison representing the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
- Receive public input
- Determine whether to take a position regarding the restart of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Reactors and/or adopt the proposed resolution expressing the City’s position.
NOTE: Recent earthquake news
Magnitude 5.3 Near Brawley, CA: 2:05 pm, 8/26/2012
San Diego County residents may have felt the 5.3 magnitude earthquake that shook just outside Brawley, CA. The Intensity Maps are showing the earthquake as a II-III (Weak shaking/no damage) with San Diego County at a II or III.
An “Unusual Event” was declared at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station at 12:39 PM for Units 2 & 3. The Event Code is HU 1.1 (Seismic Event) and no protective action recommendations were made. Additionally, there has not been a radioactive release associated to the event. At this time the plant has reported no damage due to the earthquake.
- What would the city and Edison have done if this had been an 8.0 earthquake? San Onofre is designed for a 7.0, but USGS rates the nearby faults at 7.5 to 8.0. An 8.0 is 10 times stronger than a 7.0.
- Steam generator tubes are vibrating WITHOUT AN EARTHQUAKE. What earthquake rating do they have now?