SCE to Host San Onofre Decommissioning Education Fair

February 02, 2015

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

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015 — Southern California Edison (SCE) invites the public to attend a San Onofre decommissioning education fair on Thursday in San Clemente.

San Onofre nuclear plant staff will be on hand to answer questions about SCE’s plan to decommission the nuclear plant within 20 years and safely manage its used nuclear fuel. The fair will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at San Clemente Presbyterian Church, 119 Avenida De La Estrella.

“We’re pleased that so many in the community attended our recent education fairs in San Juan Capistrano and Oceanside and encourage our San Clemente neighbors to join the conversation about the decommissioning of San Onofre,” said Chris Thompson, SCE’s vice president of Decommissioning.

The San Onofre Community Engagement Panel formed a year ago has hosted multiple public meetings on decommissioning, including a joint meeting last Tuesday with the Washington, D.C.-based Bipartisan Policy Center to discuss long-term storage of used nuclear fuel. A videotape replay of that meeting is available here, and other CEP presentations are available on the San Onofre website,                   

SCE announced in June 2013 that it would retire San Onofre Units 2 and 3, and begin preparations to decommission the facility. SCE has established core principles of safety, stewardship and engagement to guide decommissioning. For more information about SCE, visit www.songscommunity.com.

About Southern California Edison

An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

Topics: SONGS