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.

Southern California Edison is expected to mothball the plant and officials will pitch a plan this week to build a wall surrounding the area.

But KCBS in Los Angles is reporting that the area will also house spent nuclear fuel, which can remain radioactive for thousands of years.

The plan also proposes that each reactor be barricaded completely to ensure safety and keep intruders out.

Officials suggest hiring extra security to monitor the plant even though it is being shut down.

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