Need to Know

We’re providing up-to-date facts and information to answer your most important questions about decommissioning and used nuclear fuel storage.


Solana Beach City Council Resolution – July 3, 2019

The Solana Beach City Council recently passed a resolution that contained multiple errors regarding nuclear energy regulations and spent nuclear fuel storage. We "correct the record" in this post.

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Canister Inspection White Paper – June 3, 2019

The expected incidental contact during the downloading of canisters into the Holtec HI-STORM UMAX system at SONGS does not produce significant wear marks or scratches affecting the safety function of the canisters. 

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Seismic Safety at SONGS – May 22, 2019

The spent nuclear fuel storage systems at the San Onofre nuclear plant are designed and constructed with seismic safety top of mind. 

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SCE Conducts Inspections of Spent Fuel Canisters – March 27, 2019

Southern California Edison recently performed detailed inspections of three Holtec multipurpose spent fuel canisters, including the canister downloaded on Aug. 3, 2018.

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An Update from Tom Palmisano on Fuel Transfer Operations – March 19, 2019

Changes made to the program since Aug. 3, 2018 and the path forward.

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Responses to Public Questions from Nov. 29 CEP Meeting – March 7, 2019

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California State Lands Commission Releases Final EIR – Feb. 11, 2019


Correcting the Record: Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage at SONGS – Jan. 15, 2019

A pair of reports released last week made for big headlines. We add the data and analysis the reports lacked.
 

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Coalition Urges Federal Action on Long Term Storage – Dec. 4, 2018

National coalition urges immediate congressional action to revitalize the federal used nuclear fuel program.

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Decommissioning a Nuclear Power Plant - Frequently Asked Questions – Nov. 29, 2018

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Update to CEP Members on Fuel Transfer Operations – Oct. 19, 2018

Tom Palmisano, vice president of external engagement, provides an update to Community Engagement Panel members regarding the ongoing work to strengthen spent nuclear fuel transfer operations.

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