By Andrea Swayne

The Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive in Dana Point, will host a community information meeting on the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The public is invited to the free event. Reservations are not required but seating is limited to 200.

Southern California Edison, the plant’s majority owner and operator, announced in June 2013 they would permanently retire Units 2 and 3 and begin preparations to decommission the facility.

At the meeting, a 17-member group of area citizens dubbed the San Onofre Community Engagement Panel created to keep the public informed about the process, will discuss SONGS’ decommissioning as well as the role of the CEP.

Public input will be welcomed.

The CEP includes city, county and state officials and environmental group leaders and has recently been tasked with reviewing Edison’s Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report—a draft plan including a timetable, environmental impact report and cost estimate.

The next CEP meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28 in Oceanside.

For more information about the CEP, future meetings and SONGS’ decommissioning, visit


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