San Onofre Community Panel to Discuss Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel

September 08, 2016

Media Contact: Maureen Brown, (626) 302-2255

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Sept 8, 2016 — The San Onofre Community Engagement Panel meets Sept. 15 in Oceanside to discuss preparations to decommission the San Onofre nuclear plant.

Key topics include the safe storage and long-term management of used nuclear fuel that will remain at San Onofre until the federal government provides a required storage facility. The discussion will include the development of methods to inspect used fuel canisters, as well as ongoing monitoring and security. In addition, the 18-member panel will hear updates on state and federal regulatory steps, including environmental reviews that precede major dismantlement work.

The regular quarterly meeting will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside. 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 live-streamed via songscommunity.com.

Southern California Edison announced in June 2013 that it would retire 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.

For more information about SCE, visit songscommunity.com.

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An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

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