Get a video of this meeting. Today, the San Onofre Community Engagement Panel, which is controlled by Southern California Edison, will be hosting Dr. Kim Petry, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of Energy (DOE).
Dr. Petry will discuss consent-based siting for federally approved temporary radioactive nuclear waste dumps. These facilities are known as Consolidated Interim Storage or “CIS.”
Get details on the Community Engagement Panel Meeting for the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).
Dr. Petry has a difficult job. Nobody wants this stuff because it is deadly for a quarter million years and it is being stored at San Onofre just inches above the water line in canisters with a 25-year warranty in a tsunami inundation zone and flood plain.
And even though a CIS is supposed to be “temporary,” the reality is that once a CIS is built, it will probably devolve into a permanent nuclear waste dump that will be used for hundreds of years …
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