San Onofre Community Engagement Panel to Discuss Used Fuel Transportation
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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Aug. 3, 2018 — The San Onofre Community Engagement Panel will discuss transportation of used nuclear fuel and preparations to decommission the San Onofre nuclear plant Thursday during its quarterly meeting in Oceanside.
Gary Lanthrum, a former director of the National Transportation Program for Yucca Mountain, will present an overview of current practices for transporting used nuclear fuel in the U.S. Tom Palmisano, vice president and chief nuclear officer for Southern California Edison, will provide an update on preparations to decommission the plant.
The regular quarterly meeting will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida del Oro. Staffed information booths will be open from 4:30-5:30 p.m. There will be a public comment period and the meeting will be livestreamed via songscommunity.com.
SCE, majority owner of the San Onofre nuclear plant, announced in June 2013 that it had retired San Onofre Units 2 and 3 and had begun the process to decommission the facility. SCE has established core principles of safety, stewardship and engagement to guide decommissioning.
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