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Another Unresolved Nuclear Risk

Editor, Thank you Rita Robinson for covering San Onofre nuclear power plant woes for the year of 2013 to its celebrated shut down (“Looking Back on 2013’s Top Stories,” Jan. 3 edition). As your interview with activist Gary Headrick reveals, we are far from safe from a nuclear...

Without Oversight for Spent Fuel

Editor, What we learned in Carlsbad on Sept. 26 at the first NRC meeting on decommissioning San Onofre is that the NRC is giving SCE two years to come up with a plan for decommissioning SONGS that doesn’t need NRC approval or anyone’s approval. We can as...

Domes Will Remain Intact for Years

By Rita Robinson and Andrea Adelson| LB Indy   The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Clemente won’t be restarted again, but it will be years before its distinctive double domes disappear from the coastline. “It doesn’t happen overnight,” said Edison spokeswoman...

Edison Will Close San Onofre

Southern California Edison announced Friday it will permanently close the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, which has been shut for more than a year. “We have concluded that the continuing uncertainty about when or if SONGS might return to service was not good for our...

Japan’s Ex-Leader Reverses Stance on Nuclear Power

“Will we survive ourselves?” That’s the question Japan’s former prime minister, who resigned after the nuclear reactor meltdown in Fukushima, posed during an unprecedented visit to Southern California this week to oppose nuclear power. In San Diego for a panel discussion on...

Momentum Builds to Quiet SONGS

In the wake of a ruling requiring public input before the ailing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station restarts, a local advocacy group aims to collect 5,000 signatures from residents on a petition seeking the plant’s permanent closure. San Clemente Green is also asking residents...

Group Calls for Keeping San Onofre Closed

An anti-nuclear advocacy group demanded indefinitely suspending Southern California Edison’s license to operate San Onofre’s nuclear generators at a hearing Wednesday unless the utility receives federal regulatory approval to restart the plant. In a formal hearing before the...

Nuclear Regulators Discuss San Onofre

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to discuss the status of its oversight of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and respond to questions about current plant issues. The meeting will be held between 6 and 9:30 p.m. at the St. Regis...

Long Hot Summer of Debate Over San Onofre

As a result of findings from a radiation leak inspection at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, regulatory officials now plan a series of local meetings this summer exploring unresolved issues that will keep the plant offline indefinitely. A first meeting this past Monday...

Study Claims Flaws Caused Nuclear Leak

Changes at the San Onofre nuclear power plant that “crammed” 400 additional tubes into one generator required drilling that allegedly weakened the generator’s foundation, according to a study by the nuclear watchdog group Friends of the Earth. The weakened foundation along with...

Study Claims Design Flaws Caused Nuclear Leak

Changes at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station that “crammed” 400 additional tubes into one generator resulted in a radiation leak, according to a recently released study by an environmental advocate. The extra tubes weakened the generator’s foundation, claims the...

Nuclear Plant’s Safety Debated

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko toured the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, still temporarily offline after a radioactive gas leak shut it down two months ago, to get a first-hand overview of safety issues there last Friday. At a press conference...

Nuclear Officials Inspect San Onofre

A group of concerned beach cities’ residents held a press conference today near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, calling for an explanation why two new reactors recently broke down. The protest coincided with an expected statement from Nuclear Regulatory Commission...