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Spent nuclear fuel continues to be stored near our coastline.
Join us in encouraging the federal government to support solutions.

Action for Spent Fuel Solutions Now is a new group of local governments, elected officials, utilities, environmental groups, labor leaders, Native American leaders, business organizations and other community members who support the relocation of spent nuclear fuel to a federally licensed facility away from our coastline. This is the first step forward to take action. Our founding members include representatives from the County of Orange, County of San Diego, Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas & Electric and the City of Riverside.

What we do

Our goal is to encourage the federal government to provide off-site storage and/or permanent disposal solutions for the spent nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) and other nuclear sites across the state and nation, with input from stakeholders and engaged communities. SCE retired SONGS in 2013, but spent nuclear fuel continues to be stored on site with nowhere to send it.

Why action is needed

Under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the federal government was required by law and executed contracts with nuclear power providers to begin taking possession of and disposing spent nuclear fuel back in 1998. Today – more than two decades later – it has not yet fulfilled its legal and contractual obligations. Spent nuclear fuel can be safely stored on site at SONGS for decades, but SCE cannot complete decommissioning of the plant and restore the land until the federal government takes action to facilitate an off-site solution.


Founding Members:

Supervisor Lisa Bartlett,
County of Orange
Supervisor Jim Desmond, Co-Chair
County of San Diego
Caroline Choi, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Southern California Edison
Estela de Llanos,
Vice President, Clean Transportation, Sustainability and Chief Environmental Officer
San Diego Gas & Electric
Roy Xu, Utilities Power Resources Manager
City of Riverside

Supporting Members*:

Mayor John Taylor
City of San Juan Capistrano
Sheriff Don Barnes
Orange County
Councilmember Mike Posey
City of Huntington Beach
Councilmember Barbara Delgleize
City of Huntington Beach
Mayor David Shawver
City of Stanton
Diane Dixon
City of Newport Beach
Mayor Kathleen Ward
City of San Clemente
Shirley Dettloff
Former California Coastal Commissioner, Former Mayor, City of Huntington Beach
Association of California Cities – Orange County
Orange County Coastkeeper
Orange County Business Council
Valentine Macedo
Business Manager, Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 89
Orange County Taxpayers Association
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
Apartment Association of Orange County
San Clemente Chamber of Commerce
San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce
South Orange County Economic Coalition
Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
Dana Point Chamber of Commerce
Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce
Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Sheriff Bill Gore
County of San Diego
Councilman John Franklin
City of Vista
Mel Vernon
Captain, San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
San Diego County Taxpayers Association
Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
Councilmember Chris Duncan
City of San Clemente
Jack Monger
Industrial Environmental Association
Orange County Fire Authority
East County Chamber of Commerce

*Partial list.

Take action today! 

We need your help to advocate for reasonable solutions in the shared interest of our communities.

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