Regular Meeting on Spent Fuel Storage Defense-In-Depth and Coalition Update

Sep 16, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Key Takeaways

The Community Engagement Panel received an update on the dismantlement work taking place across the site. The discussion included the need for continued nuclear-style excellence throughout the project including the process for incorporating lessons learned. Dust mitigation and the offsite shipment of debris, chiefly by rail, also were discussed.

SCE provided an in-depth briefing of how the spent fuel storage system is inspected and, if needed, could be repaired—what’s known as an “aging management program.” Inspections of two canisters will take place later this year prior to license renewal for the system. Engineers also highlighted advancements in robotics to be used for inspections.

San Diego County Supervisor and CEP member Jim Desmond briefed the panel on the latest work of the Action for Spent Fuel Solutions Now coalition, including formation of an Advisory Council. The coalition is urging the federal government to deliver an offsite solution for spent fuel. The discussion included the importance of remaining politically organized and active, as well as the role that SCE and the broader nuclear industry can continue to play.

The CEP welcomed Scott Kibbey as its newest member, representing California State Parks.

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The September 16 Community Engagement Panel (CEP) meeting will be conducted via Microsoft Teams as Southern California Edison and CEP members work to reduce COVID-19 exposure through actions that align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations on physical distancing.

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