Nuclear safety advocates are right to question SoCal Edison’s decision to remove the cooling pools at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Edison should follow the example of the Swiss who have chosen to make safety the top priority in designing storage of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel.
John Dobken, Public Information Officer at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, writes that Southern California Edison is in the process of moving spent nuclear fuel from wet to dry storage. The reactors at San Onofre nuclear plant were retired in 2013. But attention has been turned to the spent fuel on site. Some are trying to mislead the public about what spent fuel is, and how it’s stored, Dobken argues and Edison is correcting the record.
Sarah “Steve” Mosko writes that Orange County residents need to support efforts to revoke the California Coastal Commission’s granting of a permit for storing nuclear waste near San Onofre State Beach.