Politics – Environment – Nov 2015

California Coastal Commission approves:

“America’s largest beach-front nuclear waste dump.”

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Congratulations.

Now what?

Well, here’s a great article for a start, regarding the misuse of funds for a controversial idea at the former and still radioactive nuke in San Onofre:

“Associated Press reported over the weekend that already-shuttered plants, like the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station between San Diego and Los Angeles, have been dipping into funds for decommissioning facilities in the future, with the government’s blessing, to pay for storing on site the spent fuel the feds failed to take off their hands as promised.

In light of the seemingly endless delay, Southern California Edison proposed moving 2,700 spent fuel assemblies at San Onofre from highly vulnerable above-ground pools to steel canisters, wrapped in concrete, topped with steel and more concrete, and buried beneath the bluffs by the ocean. The waste would lay 125 feet from a seawall and be dangerously radioactive for thousands of years.

Earlier in the month, the California Coastal Commission approved what one critic called “America’s largest beach-front nuclear waste dump.”

– Ken Broder @ allgov.com/usa/us

Read the entire article here:

http://www.allgov.com/usa/ca/news/top-stories/money-to-decommission-san-onofre-nuclear-plant-used-instead-to-store-waste-on-site-151029?news=857735