San Onofre Community Panel to Discuss Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel

ROSEMEAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The San Onofre Community
Engagement Panel
meets June 22 in San Juan Capistrano to discuss
storage of the San Onofre nuclear plant’s used fuel. Guest speakers on
topics ranging from transportation of used nuclear fuel to a
consent-based siting process for interim fuel storage include:

  • Allison M. Macfarlane, former Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman
    who served on the President’s
    Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future
    . Macfarlane
    is a professor at George Washington University and director of the
    Center for International Science and Technology Policy at the
    university’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
  • John Kotek, the U.S. Department of Energy assistant secretary for the
    Office of Nuclear Energy who has led a series of public meetings
    throughout the country in recent months on the energy department’s
    approach to consent-based
    of consolidated interim storage facilities for used nuclear
  • Jack Edlow, president of Edlow
    , a company with decades of international experience
    transporting used nuclear fuel that today operates in 50 countries.

“We recognize there is strong community interest in storage of San
Onofre’s used nuclear fuel and believe the upcoming CEP meeting will
provide a robust forum for our neighbors to learn more and ask questions
about this important topic,” said Tom Palmisano, Southern California
Edison’s chief nuclear officer and vice president of Decommissioning.
During the meeting, he will provide an update on preparations to
decommission San Onofre.

The regular quarterly meeting will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the San
Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino del Avion. Staffed
information booths will be open from 4:30-5:30 p.m. There will be a
public comment period and the meeting will be live-streamed via

SCE announced in June 2013 that it would retire
San Onofre Units 2 and 3
, and had begun the process to decommission
the facility. SCE has established core principles of safety, stewardship
and engagement to guide decommissioning. For more information about SCE,

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