San Onofre Stories

Man breaches San Onofre perimeter

Confesses to carrying "electronic equipment and possibly explosives"

A man driving a stolen delivery van he claimed was loaded with explosives was apprehended in a restricted area at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating station on Tuesday afternoon (September 12). According to sheriff's ...

Agreement to move nuclear waste from San Onofre

But potential for "mobile Chernobyl" may forestall Edison from acting

Southern California Edison today (August 28) agreed to move 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste that it had planned to bury 100 feet from the ocean at the now-shuttered San Onofre site in North County. ...

San Onofre — another Chernobyl?

Radiation would be 40 times worse

A terrorist attack that could endanger 8.5 million people. Who cares? A tsunami or earthquake that could spread even wider damage. Yawn. A potentially disastrous meltdown. Fuhgeddaboudit. A utility stock that zooms upward, paying fat ...

Settlement talks possible in San Onofre lawsuit

Even Edison wonders if nuclear waste should be buried near ocean

There could be settlement talks in a lawsuit protesting the proposed burial of San Onofre nuclear waste 100 feet from the ocean near the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant. San Diego-based Citizens Oversight sued the ...

Electric companies seek taxpayer cash in the desert

"Cost recovery" letter filed in Inyo County for San Onofre reef project

Though the project is still failing its main mission, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric last month asked for consumer rate increases for the cost of building a 150-acre reef to make ...

Trestles toll-road plan dead in the water

Settlement reached after two years in the making

The battle to complete the Highway 241 toll road into San Diego County is finally over. Planners for the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies announced last week that they are dropping future plans to extend ...

Edison pushed San Onofre beyond breaking point

The short-term profit motive likely has Thomas spinning in his grave

Based on internal documents of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Southern California Edison, operators of the now-shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant, deliberately pushed the system beyond its breaking point, causing tubes filled with superheated pressurized radioactive ...

Public Utilities Commission reopens San Onofre case

Admits they "undermined public confidence in the agency"

In a surprise move, the California Public Utilities Commission today (May 9) reopened the 2014 agreement by which ratepayers got stuck with $3.3 billion of costs related to the sudden closing of the San Onofre ...

Utilities commission omission

Judge rules regulator can't opt out of producing documents

San Francisco Superior Court judge Ernest Goldsmith today (January 25) ruled that laws do not shield the California Public Utilities Commission from turning over critical documents related to the San Onofre nuclear plant shutdown. San ...

Senator wanted pressure on Mitsubishi for failed reactor

As favor to Edison, Feinstein wrote ambassador to Japan

New documents have surfaced that show Sen. Dianne Feinstein — as a favor to Southern California Edison — wrote the United States ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, asking her to intervene with the government of ...

Just make sure it's a nice beach in 37 years

Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility leery of Edison

Piling on to issues already faced by the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and the state agencies that regulate it, including the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Coastal Commission, nuclear watchdog group ...

Here's the plan to ban SDG&E

...and then we take their transmission equipment by eminent domain

A ballot initiative being pushed by a longtime anti-nuclear power activist would spell the end of the reign of San Diego Gas & Electric and other private-investor-owned utilities in the state of California if enacted ...

Nuclear waste on beach draws lawsuit

Coastal commission sued over San Onofre storage plan

At a press conference this afternoon (November 3), the firm of Aguirre & Severson will reveal its lawsuit against the California Coastal Commission. The suit, to be filed in superior court, seeks to compel the ...

Back to school surfing

Scholastic Surf Series has pro-event feel

Though the new school year is well underway for Southern California high- and middle-school-aged students, some will wax up their boards for the 2015–2016 Scholastic Surf Series. The series hosts competitions on the Southern California ...

State coastal commission bonkers?

Meeting on plan to store San Onofre nuclear waste 100 feet from ocean

The California Coastal Commission meets tomorrow in Long Beach to consider a matter critical to North County San Diegans: will 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste repose within 100 feet of the ocean and only ...

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