Department of Energy Official to Discuss Federal Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Program Priorities During June 13 San Onofre CEP Meeting

ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 6, 2024 — Paul Murray, the Department of Energy’s deputy assistant secretary for Spent Fuel & Waste Disposition, will provide an update to the San Onofre Community Engagement Panel (CEP) on the key priorities of the federal spent fuel management program at the CEP’s June 13 quarterly meeting. Co-hosted with the Spent Fuel Solutions coalition, the meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Casino San Clemente, 140 Avenida Pico, and via Microsoft Teams video conference.

  1. S. Rep. Mike Levin (D-San Juan Capistrano), whose district includes San Onofre, will introduce Murray, who will discuss the latest updates from the DOE’s integrated waste management system for commercial spent nuclear fuel, including plans to demonstrate the DOE’s ability to safely transport and store the fuel. Additionally, Murray will share progress made by the consortia to foster community discussion on federal consolidated interim storage of spent nuclear fuel.

San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond and Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, Spent Fuel Solutions coalition co-chairs, will share observations from their recent meetings in Washington, D.C. with members of Congress. They advocated for legislative reform that would provide a more durable and comprehensive spent fuel program that includes permanent disposal.

At the meeting, Southern California Edison will provide an update on the demolition work at San Onofre. The key focus remains on areas inside the containment domes and the fuel handling buildings to prepare for eventual demolition of the two domes.

Members of the public may attend in person and may also view the meeting video conference by first visiting, where they will find a link to the Microsoft Teams meeting and may register to participate in public comment.

When SCE announced the retirement of San Onofre Units 2 and 3 in June 2013, it established the core principles of safety, stewardship and engagement to guide the decommissioning.

For more information about San Onofre, visit, Join the Spent Fuel Solutions coalition by visiting its dedicated website.

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