As San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is decommissioned, a toxic waste dump is being built 600 feet from the Pacific Ocean, and roughly the same distance from the I-5. Unless some action is taken, 1,400 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel will be stored there. Californians have never voted on whether to demand the Department of Energy remove nuclear waste. The San Diego Board of Supervisors say No to spent nuclear fuel.
The lives of more than 8 million Californians may have been put at risk, when the steam generators at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) malfunctioned. The subsequent California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) investigation failed to probe into the extent to which Southern California Edison (SCE) was responsible for the facilities “design errors.” Now the California Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce is calling on the CPUC to investigate the SONGS settlement.
The attached videos of the May 14 Settlement Evidentiary hearing, for the closure of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, in California, are shocking. The shortest, posted at the very bottom of the page, is a collection of clips giving some keys points. They leave the impression that Judge Melanie Darling may be concealing, rather than examining, evidence. A different picture emerges from the longer video, posted almost immediately below. There was an ongoing struggle for control of the proceedings. Was the rate payer’s representative out of order? Or is the Public Utilities Commission Complicit in a cover-up? Continue reading Is the Public Utilities Commission Complicit in a Cover-up?→
Ray Lutz, National Coordinator for Citizens Oversight, claims that Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric dictated the terms of the proposed settlement for San Onofre, intending to bill ratepayers with a $2.8 bill that is not about replacement power. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will not decide if it goes forward prior to a hearing to be held on, or around, May 13. Continue reading Will the San Onofre Settlement Give Too much to Utilities?→