Neighboring cities will continue to play a part in emergency preparedness for the now-shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, as county's plan remains in place. Photo: Andrea Swayne
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Photo: Andrea Swayne

By Eric Heinz

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s Community Engagement Panel meetings were recently announced for this year. The CEP is a collection of community leaders, nuclear energy experts and Southern California Edison representatives that works to educate the public on the latest information regarding the SONGS deconstruction and storage of spent nuclear fuel. The panel is not an advocacy group.

Recently, the city of San Clemente passed a resolution to gather support for an amendment to the Department of Energy’s policy in storing spent nuclear fuel—H.R. 3643: Interim Consolidated Storage Act of 2015—to allow for temporary storage facilities to store the spent fuel, and the San Clemente City Council has asked neighboring cities for their support.

CEP meeting venues will be listed in the Dana Point Times as they become available. The schedule is as follows:

First Quarter: March 24, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., QLN Learning Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside.

Second Quarter: June 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., venue TBA.
Third Quarter: Aug. 25, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., venue TBA.
Fourth Quarter: Oct. 27, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., venue TBA.

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