Revised emergency plan issued for defueled power plant near San Clemente

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. | Courtesy of Shutterstock
The city of San Clemente, California, said the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has issued and implemented its Permanently Defueled Emergency Plan on Tuesday.

The emergency preparedness plan has eliminated several measures because the plant is no longer in operation and poses no threat of potential accidents. The plant has been defueled and all nuclear material has been removed from the area. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the plan earlier in June.
For communities within the plant's vicinity, emergency plans developed by the Interjurisdictional Planning Committee (IPC) will remain in place. This includes keeping emergency response personnel aware of the situation. Emergency policy and drills and monitoring of radiological and environmental data will continue.

The IPC manages emergency planning activity relating to nuclear reactors, plants and energy.
The Community Siren System will be maintained and there will be regularly scheduled tests and drills. The city will announce the dates and times of these tests and they will be posted on the community calendar.

The nuclear power plant began its decommissioning process in June 2013 when parent company Southern California Edison announced the retirement of Units 2 and 3 of the plant. Unit 1 of the plant has been decommissioned since 1992.

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