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04/26/2016 Sacramento DOE nuclear waste meeting: DOE ignores cracking risk in storage plan

30 years after Chernobyl, Department of Energy meets in Sacramento to discuss storage of hundreds of U.S. “Chernobyls” in a can   Over 2000 U.S. thin-walled canisters cannot be inspected, repaired, maintained, monitored, and some may already be cracking. April … Continue reading

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Tell Energy Commission: Don’t allow cracking nuclear waste canisters

Tell the California Energy Commission (CEC) to change state policy to require nuclear waste storage containers that won’t crack. Some of California’s thin steel storage canisters may already be cracking and could have a through-wall crack within 8 years, releasing … Continue reading

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NUREG-2224 High Burnup Fuel Storage and Transport

NRC NUREG-2224 High Burnup Fuel Storage and Transport Draft (Docket NRC-2018-0066) is seriously flawed.  Comments to NRC from Donna Gilmore, September 24, 2018: Sufficient evidence exists that moderate and high burnup fuels are unstable in storage and transport.  NUREG-2224 ignores … Continue reading

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San Onofre defective Holtec nuclear waste storage system is a lemon and must be recalled

The Holtec nuclear waste dry storage system (Hi-STORM UMAX) is a lemon and is putting California’s safety, economy and security at great risk. It must be recalled. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Southern California Edison, California Coastal Commission (CCC), and … Continue reading

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Calvert Cliffs

The Calvert Cliffs thin-wall stainless steel nuclear fuel waste dry storage canisters are vulnerable to cracking from the marine environment and other causes. Calvert Cliffs has no plan in place to prevent or stop major radioactive releases into the environment. These … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to recall thin-wall nuclear fuel waste storage systems — now! Recall and replace defective thin-wall nuclear fuel waste storage systems with proven thick-wall transportable storage casks. Holtec and other thin-wall nuclear fuel waste canister storage systems are lemons.  … Continue reading

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Holtec

Holtec HI-STORM UMAX canister storage systems and all other thin-wall nuclear waste canister storage systems are vulnerable to short-term cracking, radioactive leaks and potential explosions and criticalities.  Each canister has roughly as much highly radioactive Cesium-137 as was released from … Continue reading

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CPUC Decommissioning

San Onofre Unit 2 & Unit 3 CPUC Decommissioning Proceeding A1412007, December 2014 website Prepared Direct Testimony of Donna Gilmore, July 15, 2015 (see other major sections below for opening testimony containing cost analysis, evidentiary hearings and Judge Maribeth Bushey decision.) … Continue reading

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10/27/2014 Carlsbad: NRC San Onofre Decommissioning meeting

PRESS RELEASE                                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media Contact:  Donna Gilmore, SanOnofreSafety.org                                949-204-7794  dgilmore@cox.net   Updated 2/22/2015 with this link to Official Transcript of 10/27/2014 NRC San … Continue reading

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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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