Mosko: Public Safety at Stake in Debate Over Nuclear Waste Storage at San Onofre

Highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel will be stored onsite at San Onofre for the foreseeable future. SoCal Edison will save untold $millions should the public be swayed to trust in Edison’s promises that their thin-walled dry canister storage system can’t fail and that a national repository will magically materialize in time to save the day. Safe nuclear waste storage activists want the waste moved now to more robust, thick-walled casks with safety features lacking in thin-walled canisters.

Dobken: Misleading Readers About Spent Nuclear Fuel Serves No Purpose

Securing a long-term solution to spent nuclear fuel storage has proved daunting in the U.S. Making the task more difficult is the amount of misinformation put forward by some regarding the nature of spent nuclear fuel and its storage. John Dobken, San Onofre nuclear plant public information officer, argues for a science and fact-based discussion of the issue.

Mosko: San Onofre Safety, Public Deserves The Facts, Not Promises

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.