In-fighting breaks out among people hoping to move nuclear waste off San Onofre – Orange County Register
A ferocious split has erupted within the ranks of those who oppose a “nuclear waste dump” at San Onofre, and the debate is likely to to spill over at Thursday night’s quarterly meeting of the San Onofre Community Engagement Panel in Oceanside.
The panel – a volunteer group advising Southern California Edison on the tear-down of the shuttered nuclear power plant – has become a lightning rod for anger over the federal government’s decades-long quest to create a safe, permanent home for deadly nuclear waste. Its meetings can be fiery.
On Thursday, the panel is slated to discuss, again, the dry cask storage system that’s under construction to hold 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste until a better solution is found. Until recently, critics were mostly united in demanding that Edison move the waste off the bluff just yards from the ocean immediately.
That changed last week, when Citizens Oversight, a…