NBC investigative report based on Public Watchdogs research and documents
We have released the safety documents that spurred the NBC exposé and you can get them here.
In just 163 days, Southern California Edison will begin burying its hot nuclear waste 108 feet from the public beach at San Onofre State Beach, making it the largest privately owned nuclear waste dump in the USA (see the Public Watchdogs countdown clock).
The story quotes an editorial opinion from the highly respected science journal, Scientific American (attached) stating that the spent fuel at facilities like SONGS is “more of a threat than a meltdown.” It also quotes the Public Watchdogs’ executive director, and prominent nuclear safety experts on why the beach at San Onofre is the worst possible location for a nuclear waste dump for hot radioactive fuel.
Is Edison lying about “dry cask” safety?
10 to 25 years depending on the system’s components, and that the design life of the casks is only sixty years.
Worst Safety Record in the USA
According to Nuclear Regulatory Commission documents, SONGS has the WORST nuclear safety record in the USA according to NRC documents secured by San Onofre Safety, making all claims of “safety” by Edison highly questionable.
For additional background, or to arrange an interview on the likelihood of a nuclear disaster at San Onofre, contact Charles Langley at (858) 752-4600.