Attorney Mike Aguirre accuses SoCal Edison of improper nuclear waste management

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Southern California Edison may be guilty of crimes in the way it handles nuclear waste from the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.

Attorney Mike Aguirre says Edison is guilty and asked the FBI to investigate.

A report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says, in part, Southern California Edison failed to identify and correct malfunctions in how the nuclear waste was managed.

The NRC report also says Edison failed to train waste management personnel, establish proper procedures, and report adverse safety events.

History shows SoCal Edison is a repeat offender, and if so, these additional violations could cross the line from civil penalties to criminal acts.

One would think that environmentalists, state officials and others would demand action to protect the public given the threat of a nuclear accident, yet nobody has, except Mike Aguirre.

The San Diego Office of the FBI says Aguirre’s request to investigate is under review.

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