San Onofre Community Engagement Panel to Discuss Emergency Planning, Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel
ROSEMEAD, Calif., July 15, 2015 — The San Onofre Community Engagement Panel will discuss continued safe storage of used nuclear fuel and emergency planning during the panel's regular quarterly meeting July 23 in Oceanside.
Speakers include Sara Kaminske of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, who will discuss the continuing role of off-site emergency responders now that San Onofre's emergency plan has been revised to reflect the plant's decommissioning status.
In addition, representatives from Southern California Edison (SCE), majority owner of San Onofre, and Holtec International will discuss the defense in depth approach to storing and managing used nuclear fuel. SCE has selected Holtec to expand San Onofre's storage of used nuclear fuel in a robust, below-ground facility.
The panel was formed to advise the co-owners of the San Onofre nuclear plant on decommissioning the facility and to foster public education and involvement during decommissioning.
The public is invited to attend the meeting from 6-9 p.m. at the QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside. There will be a public comment period, and the meeting will be live-streamed via www.songscommunity.com.
SCE announced in June 2013 that it would retire San Onofre Units 2 and 3, and has begun the process to decommission the facility. SCE has established core principles of safety, stewardship and engagement to guide decommissioning. For more information about SCE, visit www.songscommunity.com.
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