Public Watchdogs files 2.206 petition with NRC to halt unsafe storage of spent nuclear fuel at SONGS.

September 24, 2019 — Today, the nonprofit advocacy group Public Watchdogs announced that it has filed a 2.206 petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requesting an immediate halt to the ongoing transfer and storage of deadly nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).

The public has the right to ask the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to take enforcement action through Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Section 2.206, “Requests for action under this subpart.”  Any person may file a request to institute a proceeding against a Licensee such as Southern California Edison, the owners of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, pursuant to § 2.202 to modify, suspend, or revoke a license, or for any other action as may be proper.

The “2.206 petition” process covers NRC licensees and licensed activities. The NRC evaluates these petitions and their supporting evidence. The agency may respond to a petition by modifying, suspending, or revoking an NRC-issued license or taking other appropriate enforcement action. The NRC uses other methods to review requests that raise health and safety compliance issues without a specific request for enforcement action.

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