San Onofre Community Engagement Panel Meeting to Focus on Environmental Stewardship Projects
ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 12, 2022 — The San Onofre Community Engagement Panel (CEP) will receive a briefing May 19 on two ongoing environmental stewardship projects that are managed by Southern California Edison. The projects — an artificial kelp reef and a wetlands restoration effort — stem from adverse impacts related to the operation of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and take place via Microsoft Teams video conference.
SCE built the Wheeler North Reef, an artificial reef project off the Orange County coast that supports local fisheries and kelp growth. SCE also restored the San Dieguito Wetlands, a tidal wetland near Del Mar, California. Members of the University of California, Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute who provide independent oversight will provide information on how the projects have performed over the years.
The meeting will also detail San Onofre’s dismantlement progress to date and outline the major work planned for this year.
Members of the public can view the meeting video conference by first visiting SONGScommunity.com, where a link to the meeting is provided, as well as register to provide comments during the meeting.
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 decommissioning.
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