Agreement will move nuclear waste out of San Onofre

Agreement will move nuclear waste out of San Onofre

By Abbey Gibb |

Citizens’ Oversight announced Monday it has reached a deal with Southern California Edison that requires the utility to use its efforts to relocate the approximate 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste away from the San Onofre State Beach.

The commitment by Edison settled a lawsuit filed by an anti-nuclear group nearly two years ago, which opposed the California Coastal Commission’s approval of expanded nuclear waste storage at the seaside plant.

In 2015, the California Coastal Commission voted to approve a permit to install and use a new storage installation only 100 feet from the seawall. The nonprofit filed a lawsuit to revoke the permit and the two sides came to an agreement.

The agreement forces Edison to an overarching plan that must be finished in the next six months, including spending millions to hire top experts in spent nuclear fuel transportation.
…The San Diego County Board of Supervisors and Rep. Darrell Issa, R- Vista, have also spoken out in favor of moving the spent fuel. …read more…