Saturday, June 8, 2013
STATEMENT OF ASSEMBLY MAJORITY LEADER TONI ATKINS ON ANNOUNCED CLOSURE OF SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION
(San Diego) Assembly majority Leader Toni Atkins issued the following statement regarding today’s statement by Southern California Edison that San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) will be shut down:
“Given the safety concerns and uncertainty surrounding operation of SONGS, I applaud Edison's decision. Ever since the facility shut down, I have advocated for a transparent process that does not saddle ratepayers with the costs of operating a non-functioning plant. As SONGS winds down its operations, it will be important that safe handling of nuclear material be a priority, that both ratepayers and employees be treated fairly, and that we continue to work to ensure an adequate power supply for Southern California.”
Majority Leader Atkins represents the 78th Assembly District, which includes the central and coastal San Diego area from Imperial Beach to Del Mar.