San Onofre Community Engagement Panel Meeting to Receive Update on Defense-in-Depth for On-Site Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Aug. 9, 2023 — The San Onofre Community Engagement Panel will receive a briefing on Southern California Edison’s spent fuel management defense-in-depth program on Aug. 17 at its next quarterly meeting at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. PDT at the SONGS site and via Microsoft Teams video conference. The public is welcome to attend the meeting in person and take part in a brief site tour (in golf carts) of the decommissioning work from 5-6:30 p.m.

Preregistration for both the tour and meeting is required by Aug. 11 due to regulatory requirements. More information and instructions can be found here on the SONGS Community website.

Additionally, the panel will receive updates from SCE on the latest decommissioning work. The current project is expected to be completed by the end of 2028, although SCE cannot fully complete the decommissioning effort and restore the site for other use until the spent fuel is removed. Information on SCE’s initiative to clear the site of spent fuel is available here.

The public can also view the meeting video conference by visiting, where they will find a link to the Microsoft Teams meeting. There, they must register to participate in public comment.

When SCE announced the retirement of SONGS 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 SONGS, visit and follow us on Twitter (@SCE_SONGS) and Facebook (@SONGScommunitypage) or subscribe to our YouTube channel. Join the Spent Fuel Solutions coalition by visiting its dedicated website.

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