San Onofre Stories

Fuel rods must be canned

Greens to San Onofre — extra precautions needed on nuclear waste storage

Local environmental activist group San Clemente Green has launched a new petition aimed at pushing former San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station operator Southern California Edison into taking additional steps to secure highly radioactive waste from ...

Post–San Onofre, activists demand green energy

Protest at headquarters of Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison, the operator and majority owner of San Diego's now-defunct San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, is facing similar pressure to that felt locally by San Diego Gas & Electric from activists demanding replacement ...

Florida nuclear power plant in San Onofre's footsteps?

Damage to generator caused concern — not enough for shutdown

As the decommissioning process continues at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, a scenario similar to the one that led to the power plant’s demise is unfolding about halfway between Orlando and Miami. In 2007, ...

San Onofre nuke plant to auction off assets

Lathes, grinders — "no items...associated with radiological plant operations."

As the years-long process of permanently shuttering the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station continues, plant operator Southern California Edison announced on Thursday, February 20, that it will hold an auction next month to dispose of ...

San Onofre safety inspector forced out?

Lawsuit suggests Vinod Arora was doing his job too well

A former San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station engineer and inspector claims he was forced out of his job by plant operator Southern California Edison as retaliation for raising safety and security concerns in a newly ...

SDG&E to refund customers over San Onofre shutdown?

"Unsound decision-making process" in aftermath of radiation leak

San Diego Gas & Electric customers are due a refund as a result of the premature failure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, says an administrative law judge at the California Public Utilities Commission. ...

Greenhouse-gas emissions up in wake of San Onofre closure

New report expresses doubt state can meet 2050 pollution goals

Greenhouse-gas emissions in California were up sharply last year as compared to 2011, leading to doubts that the state will be able to meet an ambitious pollution target set in 2006. Part of the problem ...

Edison calls for arbitration against Mitsubishi over faulty generators at San Onofre

Partner companies or ratepayers can pay Edison's losses, as long as shareholders don't.

Trestles toll-road plan revived

Piecemeal strategy afoot?

The April 18 Transportation Corridor Agencies meeting that revived the Trestles toll road plan was scheduled on short notice, held without notifying interested parties, and rubber-stamped at a meeting in Orange County. To the Natural ...

Petroleum Pigs Underreporting Pipeline Decay

Greg Palast is a corporate fraud investigator turned investigative journalist. In his new book, Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores, he and his team crisscross the globe in a ...

Serenity Found at San Onofre State Beach

There’s one thing I don’t understand about San Diegans: why would you want to go to the beach on the 4th of July when you can go there 365 days a year? I mean the ...

Wave Energy Hits the Rocks in San Onofre

Chon Hung Kim wants to be a wave farmer, but the State of California has other ideas. “They don’t want to help guys like me.” Kim, a mechanical engineer who logged a 20-year stint at ...

Everything Old Is Renewed Again

Rochelle Becker would like to correct me. I wrote in a June 17 article that the two remaining reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located in the northwest corner of San Diego County, ...

Caltrans' Conundrum

In November of 2007, the volunteer border-watching organization (also dubbed an “anti-illegal immigration” organization) known as the Minutemen was granted a two-mile-long section along Interstate 5 in accordance with Caltrans' Adopt-A-Highway program. The roadside area ...

History of Ben

The Surfrider Foundation and Sierra Club are out with their environmental rankings of California Coastal Commission members, and San Diego city councilman Ben Hueso shows up near the bottom, at 10 out of 12, with ...