You are being asked to approve an independent spent fuel storage installation for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, which will store below sea level up to 3,600,000 pounds of high-level nuclear waste permanently on the shoreline of North County San Diego. While Southern California Edison is representing this complex is for interim storage of spent nuclear fuel as solid, reactor-related, greater-than-Class-C waste and other associated radioactive materials, in fact it will be the first major permanent nuclear fuel dump in California.
There is no sound reason to approve this proposal. The Germans have learned how to safely move nuclear fuel. We should do the same and move it to the Palo Verde nuclear site in Arizona. The No. 1 finding of Diet’s report on the Fukushima nuclear disaster was that it was the product of collusion amongst utility and government officials who worked together to provide rationales for bad decisions leading up to the accident. SCE has proven it cannot be trusted. The Brown Administration has proven it cannot be trusted. Please act differently than the CPUC and deny the permit. We all need to unite to save our great State of California from a catastrophic nuclear accident at San Onofre.