Judge tosses out lawsuit against San Onofre operator, regulator and contractor

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A federal judge turned back a lawsuit filed by a public advocacy group looking to stop the operators of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station from continuing to transfer used-up nuclear fuel at the plant.

The lawsuit was filed by San Diego-based Public Watchdogs against Southern California Edison, the operator of the plant; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency that oversees licensed facilities; Holtec International, the primary contractor at San Onofre; San Diego Gas & Electric, the minority owner of the plant; and Sempra Energy, SDG&E’s parent company.

The court’s decision allows SoCal Edison to continue moving nuclear fuel into a safe storage system. The ruling also means Public Watchdogs cannot file the same complaint.

Charles Langley, Executive Director of the Public Watchdogs, was in studio to talk about it, and he says the group’s legal fight is not over.

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