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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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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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10/21/2015 Laguna Woods City Council approves San Onofre nuclear waste resolution

Laguna Woods City Council adopted San Onofre Resolution 15-02 regarding concerns about continued storage of 1,609 metric tons of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel at San Onofre.  It states that while waste remains on-site “…it must be stored in a manner that is … 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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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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