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Public to discuss storage of San Onofre nuclear waste at Vista meeting

A public meeting is scheduled Thursday night to discuss what should be done with spent nuclear waste at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). 

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Report blasts plans to store nuclear waste at San Onofre

Plans to store nuclear waste at the now-defunct San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) are being blasted in a new watchdog report.

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Group opposing San Onofre nuclear waste storage says Coastal Commission ignored concerns

The California Coastal Commission met in San Diego Wednesday to hear public comment on what should be done about nuclear waste currently being stored at San Onofre, but some say the Coastal Commission wasn't listening.

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PUC denies request for communications regarding closure of San Onofre

It took the board of the California Public Utility Commission less than a minute Thursday to reject consumer Former City Attorney Mike Aguirre’s latest public-records request. 

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Protesters rally to speak out against dumping of nuclear waste at San Onofre beach

A protest is being held downtown Friday to speak out against the dumping of nuclear waste in San Onofre.

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Owners consider off-site storage of San Onofre nuclear waste

In a shift from earlier plans, the owners of the defunct San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station announced Friday they are open to moving radioactive waste from the site, instead of burying it along the coast. 

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San Diego People: What's next for San Onofre?

San Diego People: What's next for San Onofre? San Diego People: What's next for San Onofre?

San Diego People: What's next for San Onofre?

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Lawmakers tackle removal of nuclear waste from San Onofre

Lawmakers tackle removal of nuclear waste from San Onofre Lawmakers tackle removal of nuclear waste from San Onofre

There are no immediate plans to remove 3.5 million pounds of nuclear waste from the site of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.

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Judge to hear lawsuit against burying nuclear waste at San Onofre beach

A lawsuit to stop the operators of the San Onofre nuclear plant from storing nuclear waste on the coast is moving forward.

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SoCal Edison may be liable for San Onofre Plant shutdown

San Onofre leak caused by deliberately overrunning generators San Onofre leak caused by deliberately overrunning generators

The cause of a leak in 2012 that led to the permanent shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was steam generators being deliberately run too hot, too hard and too fast

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Community members meet about future of San Onofre Power Plant

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Members of the community are invited to a meeting about the future of the San Onofre Power Plant. More>>

Southern California Edison given $16.7M fine over San Onofre talks

Governor Jerry Brown has been drawn into the scandal that's engulfed the public utilities commission over the shutdown of the San Onofre Power Plant that put ratepayers on the hook for $3.3 billion.

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Coastal Commission votes on San Onofre toxic waste storage

People living near the now closed San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant might be interested in a key vote Tuesday of the California Coastal Commission. More>>

Residents concerned about disposal of San Onofre nuclear waste

Residents concerned about disposal of San Onofre nuclear waste Residents concerned about disposal of San Onofre nuclear waste

What to do with over three million pounds of high level nuclear waste? That was the dilemma being discussed Thursday night in Oceanside concerning the moth-balled San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. 

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San Onofre Power Plant closure sparks lawsuit

San Onofre Power Plant closure sparks lawsuit San Onofre Power Plant closure sparks lawsuit

How do you feel about paying billions of dollars for the mistake of giant corporations?

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California Senate approves resolution to remove nuclear waste from San Onofre

California Senate approves resolution to remove nuclear waste from San Onofre California Senate approves resolution to remove nuclear waste from San Onofre

California state Senate approved a resolution that demanded that the U.S. Department of Energy remove stored nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

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CA Public Utilities Commission to re-examine San Onofre settlement

CA Public Utilities Commission to re-examine San Onofre settlement CA Public Utilities Commission to re-examine San Onofre settlement

The California Public Utilities Commission announced Monday that a 2014 agreement that apportioned financial responsibilities for the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County will be reconsidered.

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Congresswoman claims burying San Onofre waste at beach ignores safety of people and environment

The plan to bury nuclear waste at a San Onofre beach came under fire Thursday from a Southern California congresswoman and candidate for the U.S. Senate.

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San Onofre secret deal?

The law firm of Aguirre-Severson will go to federal court next week to convince a judge that the San Onofre settlement was a massive fraud, putting rate-payers on the hook for $5 billion. More>>

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station applies for permission to expand facility

The operator of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County announced Monday that it has applied to the California Coastal Commission for permission to expand its storage facility for used nuclear fuel. More>>

Nuclear fuel from San Onofre to be stored in underground facility

Spent nuclear fuel at the idle San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County will be stored in an underground facility, operator and majority owner Southern California Edison announced Thursday. More>>

The future of the San Onofre nuclear plant

The San Onofre Nuclear Plant is not supplying power anymore, but it is still fueling a lot of debate. More>>

NRC to hear comments on future of San Onofre plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is scheduled Monday night to hold a public meeting in the North County to take comment on the decommissioning plan for the idle San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. More>>

San Onofre siren to sound at least once more

What could be the final test of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station's siren warning system is scheduled for Wednesday, majority owner Southern California Edison said. More>>

Utilities Commission propose modifications to shutting down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

The California Utilities Commission Thursday issued proposed modifications to a settlement between utilities and ratepayer groups regarding the financial responsibilities in shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. More>>

Settlement over San Onofre is not fair and must be amended.

Modifications to a proposed settlement between utilities and ratepayer groups regarding the financial responsibilities in shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station needs to be made before the agreement can be taken up by the state Public Utilities Commission, the agency announced Friday. More>>

Attorney Mike Aguirre speculates live on San Onofre investigation

Attorneys and activists are calling for a civil and criminal investigation into the failure of nuclear generators at San Onofre. The attorneys are pushing for an investigation into who ordered the installation of the defective generators.Live on KUSI News Monday night to talk about the possible investigation is attorney Mike Aguirre. More>>

$4.4 billion and two decades to dismantle San Onofre nuclear power plant

Dismantling the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California will take two decades and cost $4.4 billion. More>>

Lawsuit filed in shutdown of San Onofre power plant Video included

A lawsuit was filed last week in the ongoing effort to prevent southern California rate-payers - including San Diegans - from having to come up with billions of dollars for electricity. It turns out, they haven't been getting the electricity since the San Onofre Nuclear Plant was shut down. The suit is seeking all access to communications between the governor's office and Southern California Edison - the utility which owns San Onofre. KUSI's Steve Bosh has the story. More>>

Matters concerning San Onofre plant move to International Chamber of Commerce

The dispute between the operator of the idled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County and the maker of equipment blamed for last year's reactor leak moved to the International Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. More>>

San Onofre nuclear plant to test siren system

The annual siren test for the recently retired San Onofre nuclear plant will take place Wednesday and involve the cities of Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, as well as other areas of southern Orange County, nearby state parks and the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. More>>

Future of San Onofre

New reports released Monday indicate that even though the San Onofre nuclear power plant will be permanently shut down, the area will be used to store spent nuclear fuel. More>>

Southern California Edison announces closure of San Onofre

Southern California Edison's parent company announced Friday it is shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station just north of Camp Pendleton, the latest chapter of a saga that began with the discovery of a small leak of radioactive steam. More>>

San Onofre plant to be restarted soon?

The operator and majority owner of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station announced this week that it has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to amend its license to allow it to restart one of its two reactors at 70 percent power. More>>

SAN ONOFRE: Troubled nuke plant seeks summer restart

(AP) - As part of an effort to convince federal regulators that a nuclear reactor is safe to restart, the operator of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California has disclosed it might push for a rewrite of the facility's operating rules. More>>

SAN ONOFRE: Congressman suggests utility may have violated federal law

A congressman suggested Thursday that Southern California Edison may have violated federal securities laws by withholding from investors information on steam generators at the idled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County. More>>

Public meeting to be held to discuss troubled San Onofre power plant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting in Dana Point Tuesday night to seek input on the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station and plans to bring it back online. More>>

Restarting of troubled San Onofre nuclear plant planned

A plan to restart the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County has been submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for approval, the plant's operator announced Thursday. More>>

San Onofre plant announces mass layoffs

SAN ONOFRE (CNS) - Southern California Edison announced this week it plans to eliminate about 730 positions at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station beginning in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, saying the plant's staffing and operating costs are higher than similar facilities. More>>

730 jobs cut at troubled San Onofre nuclear plant

SAN ONOFRE (CNS) - Southern California Edison announced Monday it plans to eliminate about 730 positions at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station beginning in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, saying the plant's staffing and operating costs are higher than similar facilities. More>>

Rate cut suggested for San Onofre ratepayers

SAN ONOFRE (CNS) - An advocacy group is calling for a reduction in what San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison customers are being charged because they have continued to pay to support the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station even though it has been shuttered since January. More>>

Findings from San Onofre inspections

SAN ONOFRE (CNS) - At last, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission thinks it knows what went wrong at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. More>>

Edison: No date set to restart San Onofre plant units

SAN ONOFRE (CNS) - There is no timeline to return the units of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to service, Southern California Edison President Ron Litzinge said this week. The announcement was made in response to media reports referring to June dates for the restart of the plant's Units 2 and 3, Litzinger said. More>>

San Onofre power plant to remain offline for now

SAN ONOFRE (CNS) - The troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will remain offline until the troubles with the plant are fully diagnosed and corrected, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ordered this week in a letter to Southern California Edison. More>>

Ammonia leak prompts alert at San Onofre nuclear plant

SAN CLEMENTE (CNS) - An ammonia leak in a water-treatment system at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station's turbines prompted an alert at the plant Tuesday, but Southern California Edison officials insisted there was no threat to the public. More>>

Radiation drill underway at San Onofre

SAN ONOFRE (CNS) - Workers at the San Onofre nuclear plant drilled Tuesday on shutting down the two reactors and securing the fuel rods as part of a biennial exercise that took on new significance in light of the disaster in Japan. More>>

San Onofre to perform disaster drill

SAN ONOFRE (CNS) - Radiation experts and emergency workers from Los Angeles to the Mexican border will pretend that a major radioactive gas leak has happened at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station starting Tuesday. More>>

New quake risk analysis needed at San Onofre

Japan's nuclear crisis has focused renewed attention on the need to update seismic risks regarding the aging San Onofre power plant in our North County. KUSI's Ed Lenderman takes look at the safety of San Onofre and calls attention to a notice report that came out in late 2008. More>>

National energy expert urges shutdown of San Onofre nuclear plant

For days now, nuclear experts have been reassuring everyone that the San Onofre nuclear power plant is well protected in the event of a quake and tsunami. But on Tuesday, another expert said the San Onofre plant, and one other plant in California, need to be phased out. More>>

San Onofre nuclear plant built to withstand earthquakes

With a nuclear power plant in our backyard it's natural for many San Diegans to wonder if what happened in Japan could somehow happen here. The short answer is that occurrence is very highly unlikely. KUSI's Steve Bosh reports on how our nuclear plants are built to withstand massive earthquakes. More>>

Mike Aguirre demands more answers on San Onofre probe

Mike Aguirre demands more answers on San Onofre probe Mike Aguirre demands more answers on San Onofre probe

Former city attorney Mike Aguirre is urging State Attorney General Kamala Harris to enforce criminal search warrants issued against Southern California Edison and the California Public Utilities Commission.

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