Surprise, surprise, the government is not going to remove the nuclear waste after all. The big promises made years ago to seal the deal for allowing San Onofre to be built was the guarantee that the highly-radioactive nuclear waste would be removed when the plant closed. Now they have reneged on their promise. Instead of removing the waste, the new plan is to store the toxic waste right here indefinitely.
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Representatives from Southern California Edison are scheduled to discuss their Summer Readiness Program at the Irvine Council meeting. This presentation comes on the heels of a letter sent to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regarding the relicensing of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station over safety concerns.