Nuclear

PROPOSED DECISION IN CPUC INVESTIGATION OF SAN ONOFRE OUTAGE: GOOD & BAD NEWS FOR RATEPAYERS

By | Thursday, November 21, 2013|, |

(San Diego) Agreeing with the position taken by the Coalition to Decommission San Onofre (CDSO) and other public interest advocates in the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) investigation into the San Onofre outage of 2012-2013, the assigned Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) have published a Proposed Decision in Phase 1 of the investigation, dealing with 2012 [...]

DAY ONE: CPUC EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS ON SAN ONOFRE

By | Tuesday, October 22, 2013|, |

(Image above: from when the hearings went live on Oct 22, 2013) Two last-minute motions were heard in the Evidentiary Hearings about the Nuclear Decommissioning Trust Funds for San Onofre yesterday. Judge Melanie Darling made it clear that she does not like last-minute motions, “they disrupt the process and the hearing preparation of all the [...]

RATEPAYER’ MESSAGE TO SCE & SDG&E ON SAN ONOFRE: YOU BREAK IT, YOU BUY IT!

By | Saturday, September 28, 2013|, |

Ratepayers’ Message to SCE & SDG&E on San Onofre: YOU BREAK IT, YOU BUY IT! WHAT: CA PUC’s 1st Public Hearing in San Diego on San Onofre Costs WHEN: TUESDAY, October 1, 2013             1p - CDSO Press Conference outside building entry             2-5p and 6:30-9:30p - CA PUC Public Hearing (NOTE: TWO SESSIONS)     [...]

FUKUSHIMA RADIOACTIVE PLUME TO HIT THE US BY EARLY 2014

By | Monday, September 2, 2013||

The first radioactive ocean plume released by the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster will finally be reaching the shores of the United States sometime in 2014, according to a new study from the University of New South Wales — a full three or so years after date of the disaster. Many researchers, and also officials [...]

CALIFORNIA’S NUCLEAR PLANTS GET MORE SUBSIDIES THAN SOLAR

By | Sunday, September 1, 2013|, , |

Since the U.S. first started subsidizing nuclear power in 1963, it has received more support in California on an annual basis than solar power has. Now, as California Edison plans to retire the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, ratepayers have already paid $3.5 billion of the estimated $4.1 billion cleanup costs. Meanwhile, since the modern era of [...]

IMPROVED NUCLEAR FUEL-ROD CLADDING MIGHT PREVENT FUTURE FUKUSHIMAS

By | Thursday, August 1, 2013||

(Editors Note: The following article is being posted because of its information value, not because I am a believer in Nuclear Energy)  (Image above: Cross-section view of the proposed silicon carbide cladding for nuclear fuel rods. The fuel pellets are in the center, shown as a gray crosshatch. Then, after a thin layer of inert [...]

SAN ONOFRE: EDISON MUST MOVE SPENT REACTOR FUEL QUICKLY

By | Tuesday, July 2, 2013|, |

Friends of the Earth: Edison must quickly move spent reactor fuel from pools to dry casks WASHINGTON, D.C. – The legacy of 44 years of operating the San Onofre reactors is a nuclear waste dump containing one of the largest concentrations of radioactivity in the United States, says a new study from Friends of the Earth, [...]

FLEX ALERT IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA; NUCLEAR REACTOR OFFLINE

By | Tuesday, July 2, 2013||

Editors Note: Two items came in regardig the Flex Alert in Northern California: FLEX ALERT : Northern California - ONLY - Flex Alert issued by California ISO as heat wave intensifies With hot temperatures bearing down on Northern California and with a major generation unit off line, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) is issuing a [...]

CITIZENS OVERSIGHT SAYS CPUC VIOLATES OPEN MEETING LAWS

By | Tuesday, June 11, 2013||

(The following article is a press release from Citizen's Oversight, Inc; Image above: the first attempt to stop Ray Lutz from setting up his camera.) Demand Letter is the First Step to Legal Action CPUC Officials discussing what to do about Ray Lutz' camera - from the video SAN DIEGO, 2013-06-11 -- Citizens' Oversight, an [...]

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Being Retired.

By | Friday, June 7, 2013|, , |

(Image above: San Onofre, awnisALAN, courtesy Wikipedia Commons) After 16 months of fighting, Southern California Edison has announced it plans to permanently retire Units 2 and 3 of its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). “SONGS has served this region for over 40 years,” said Ted Craver, Chairman and CEO of Edison International, parent company of SCE, “but we [...]