Efforts to Move Nuclear Fuel Out of SONGS Continue as Government Officials Note Progress

Rep. Mike Levin and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm met with Southern California Edison officials Thursday, April 21, at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) to review the decommissioned facility’s safety measures.


While there has not been tangible movement since DOE closed its request for information regarding the consent-based siting process to store the nation’s spent nuclear fuel (SNF), the government figures left assured that Edison was properly containing its radioactive waste.


After their tour concluded, Levin voiced his gratitude for the work Edison has done to safely decommission SONGS and asserted that the fuel no longer belongs near the invaluable Pacific Coast and the surrounding communities, nor on land leased from the U.S. military.


He added that nationwide efforts were necessary to address the spent nuclear fuel currently housed in roughly 80 locations across 34 states.


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