Safe Storage for San Onofre Nuclear Waste

RESOLUTION 15-05.32

Safe Storage for San Onofre Nuclear Waste

WHEREAS, the Nuclear Regulatory waste rule of August 26, 2014 leaves nuclear waste to be stored at the US reactor’s site for 60 to 140 years or indefinitely after the reactor is shut down until the Department of Energy takes the fuel to a final repository and that such site is San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station which was shut down two years ago, and

WHEREAS, the interim storage location for Southern California Edison’s (SCE) 1632 tons of spent fuel and nuclear waste is located near known earthquake faults and a tsunami zone that suffers yearly fire and wind storm dangers, and sits in an ocean environment of salt air corrosion surrounded by a dense population of over 8.4 million people within its 50 mile radius,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party strongly urges the Governor and State Legislators to work with the NRC and other agencies, as required, to create a licensed interim storage facility or geological repository for California’s high-level spent fuel and nuclear waste from shut down nuclear reactors in the state to a publicly-owned inland and environmentally safe location, with a goal to move all spent fuel and nuclear waste by 2019, or as soon as is reasonably possible.

Sponsored by Democratic Party of Orange County

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its Summer/Fall 2015 E-board Meeting
Hyatt Regency
August 16, 2015

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