San Diego School District calls for NRC to conduct adjudicatory license amendment hearing process at San Onofre

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The Board of Education of the San Diego Unified School District has passed a resolution Tuesday night, which calls for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct an adjudicatory license amendment hearing process on the proposed restart to San Onofre’s defective Unit 2 nuclear reactor.

The school board resolution states that “WHEREAS, a thorough NRC licensing amendment process would have provided greater opportunity to bring attention to the replacement steam generator design problems, thus increasing the likelihood of preventing use of the faulty designs and the ultimate shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear facility; and  WHEREAS, failing again now to subject the replacement steam generators at San Onofre to the rigorous and transparent review of the NRC licensing amendment process risks repeating dangerous errors”

The school district is concerned as they are potentially directly responsible for the children, for evacuations, sheltering in place, and for necessary supplies and accommodations in the event of a nuclear accident.  Kevin Beiser, a school board member said, “If the nuclear power plant is restarted without going through a thorough safety vetting process, then it could potentially have an impact on the safety of our kids in San Diego Unified and surrounding communities.”

The San Diego Unified School District is the latest of eight local councils in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego County who have passed resolutions or sent letters to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and state public utilities commission.

BOARD OF EDUCATION SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA Resolution San Onofre Power Plant Safety, 1-22-13 by Enformable

Source: Board Docs

Source: Fox 5 San Diego

 

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