Environmental Stewardship Will Be Key Topic for March 7 San Onofre Community Engagement Panel Meeting

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 29, 2024 — Southern California Edison’s focus on environmental stewardship during the decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will be the primary topic of the March 7 Community Engagement Panel (CEP) meeting. The virtual meeting will begin at 2 p.m. (PST) via Microsoft Teams video conference. Topics will include the latest science on sea level rise, the status of liquid batch releases and the results of efforts to determine whether radiation from the nuclear plant is accumulating in the environment.

“SCE is committed to protecting the surrounding environment and communities as we dismantle the plant,” said Ron Pontes, environmental manager for SONGS decommissioning. “Independent analyses of samples of sediment and ocean water have found that SONGS has not had a detectable impact on the natural environment.”

Additionally, SCE will discuss its latest work to continue dismantling the plant safely. With 40 of the 62 buildings dismantled and 304 million pounds of debris and other waste shipped offsite, the current focus is on areas inside the containment domes and the fuel-handling buildings.

Members of the public can view the video conference by visiting SONGScommunity.com, where they will find a link to the Microsoft Teams meeting and can 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 SONGScommunity.com, follow us on Twitter (@SCE_SONGS) and Facebook (@SONGScommunitypage) or subscribe to our YouTube channel. To learn more about efforts to clear San Onofre of spent fuel, visit Spent Fuel Solutions and join the coalition.

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An Edison International (NYSE: EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.