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Bill Aims to Move Nuclear Waste Stored at San Onofre

Proposed bipartisan federal legislation seeks to move high-level radioactive waste from the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station to a less populated area.

“Our Southern California communities deserve the peace of mind that comes from knowing that spent fuel is no longer stored at the facility,” said Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA 50), who coauthored the […]

February 22, 2022|

As Closure Nears, Debate Over Diablo Canyon Persists

Calls to keep the half-century-old Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant from closing mid-decade are getting louder.

During a Feb. 15 House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis hearing focused on creating a clean, affordable and reliable grid, two Republican committee members insisted the large nuclear plant on California’s Central Coast is needed to keep the […]

February 16, 2022|

CPUC Approves $4.5B for SONGS Decommissioning

Utility regulators rejected cost and safety concerns raised by ratepayer and nuclear safety advocates as they approved without comment a $4.5 billion tab to decommission the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Consumer advocates’ concerns did not reveal “factual, legal, or technical errors in the proposed decision,” according to the CPUC decision.

The decommissioning of SONGS […]

December 16, 2021|

Guest Editorial: Diablo Canyon is Done

Released with much fanfare, no doubt given the attention focused on the Climate COP 26 summit, was last week’s study from a Stanford and MIT team finding that keeping the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant online at least a decade past its closure date would produce huge dollar and greenhouse gas savings.

The problem […]

November 18, 2021|
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