Watchdog group claims San Onofre waste could pose danger

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San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Courtesy photo/Google
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - As Southern California Edison begins its eight-year-long process of decommissioning and dismantling the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, a local watchdog group has filed a petition to put a halt to actions at the seaside plant. Public Watchdogs, a nonprofit advocacy group, claims that if the facility is flooded with rain or ocean water, the proposed method of disposing nuclear waste could lead to explosive radioactive steam geysers. It is asking for a detailed look into disaster-proofing the site while it still has radioactive materials present. Edison, the plant's majority owner and operator, Southern California Edison, disputed the group's contentions, saying its petition is rife with errors. The utility sent out notices a week ago to residents within five mile
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