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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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Stanford engineer Jacobson: U.S. can attain all renewable energy by 2050

Post revised 7/28/2014 to reference Mark Jacobson’s California study, A roadmap for repowering California for all purposes with wind, water, and sunlight, June 2014. This study presents a roadmap for converting California’s all-purpose (electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, and industry) energy infrastructure to one … Continue reading

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10/19/2013 San Clemente Symposium: Decommissioning San Onofre and the dangers of high burnup fuel

The Coalition to Decommission San Onofre and the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter organized this San Clemente community symposium with world renowned nuclear experts to discuss San Onofre decommissioning, nuclear waste issues and radiation dangers. Below are handouts, presentations and video … Continue reading

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10/8 and 10/9/2013 NYC and Boston: Fukushima Lessons

See videos of New York, Boston and San Diego Fukushima Lessons seminars: New York 10/8/2013 https://new.livestream.com/FukushimaLessons/newyork. Video and transcript of Arnie Gundersen‘s New York presentation. Boston 10/9/2013 https://new.livestream.com/FukushimaLessons/boston. The New York and Boston webcasts will be available at the above links … Continue reading

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10/01/2013 San Diego: CPUC hearing on San Onofre costs

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is holding its first Public Participation Hearing (PPH) in San Diego on how much the captive ratepayers of Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) should pay for the defective … Continue reading

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

Meeting summary http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1332/ML13322A422.pdf   Presentations http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1326/ML13268A003.pdf   Meeting Transcript http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1331/ML13317A029.pdf   Note 10/27/2014: NRC’s Larry Camper, said a separate meeting will be scheduled regarding high burnup fuel. However, this was never scheduled. Edison plans to store high burnup fuel in a … 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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