September 12, 2018 Agenda Item #32 RESOLUTION NO. 1819-16, RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGARDING THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION UNITS 2 AND 3 DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT  

Board Agenda page 739

Board Audio at 3:43:25

TRUSTEES VOTED TO BRING THIS RESOLUTION BACK TO THE SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING WITH FRIENDLY AMENDMENTS

Motion to reconsider the Resolution with Friendly Amendment by Trustee Gary Pritchard

Second by Trustee Patricia Holloway

Motion Passes 5-1-1 (Trustee Martha McNicholas No) (Trustee Judy Bullockus Absent)

CUSDWatch Comment

From DanaPointer

See: Whistle blower video

"On 3 August 2018, a 100-ton canister filled with highly radioactive nuclear waste was being “downloaded” into a temporary transport carrier to be moved a few hundred yards from inside the plant to a storage silo buried near the world-famous San Onofre beach. As the thin-walled canister was being lowered into the transport cask, it snagged on a guide ledge four feet from the top. Crane operators were unaware that the canister had stopped descending and the rigging went completely slack, leaving the full weight of the heavy canister perched on that ledge by about a quarter-inch."

"Had the ledge not held for the hour or more it took workers to realize and address the error, the thin-walled canister of highly toxic nuclear waste would have fallen 18 feet to the ground below."

 

 

CUSDWatch Comment

Decommissioning Project:

3.6 million cubic feet of construction debris shipped out on an annual basis over 7 - 10 years.

3/4 of that will be ordinary waste, 1/4 low level RAD waste.

California Edison does not want to be part of the Demolition and is trying to back out. CUSD is concerned who will be the responsible party.

 

From the last Board Meeting:

September 12, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting AGENDA ITEM #32  RESOLUTION NO. 1819-16, RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGARDING THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION UNITS 2 AND 3 DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT  

Board Agenda page 739

Board Audio at 3:43:25 

TRUSTEES VOTED TO BRING THIS RESOLUTION BACK TO THE SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING WITH FRIENDLY AMENDMENTS

Motion to reconsider the Resolution with Friendly Amendment by Trustee Gary Pritchard

Second by Trustee Patricia Holloway

Motion Passes 5-1-1 (Trustee Martha McNicholas No) (Trustee Judy Bullockus Absent)

 

PRESENTATION

This Item was brought to the Board by Amy Hanacek, CUSD Trustee Area 1; and Patricia Holloway, CUSD Trustee Area 3

On August 28, 2018 CUSD made comments on a DRAFT Environmental Impact Report for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Units 2 and 3, Decommissioning Project. The Item seeks the approval of a Resolution compelling a need for further analysis and/or mitigation on air quality, hazards and traffic. 

 

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

Board Audio at 3:47:38

Manual C. Camargo, Principal Manager Decommissioning at Southern California Edison

Described the environmental permitting process.

The commencement of major decommissioning requires two actions under CEQA:

1) EIR by State Lands Commission and

2) Costal Development Permit from the Coastal Commission

CUSD Commented on the Draft EIR and that is echoed in CUSDs' Proposed Resolution.

Industrial Waste Transportation 

For SONGS Units 2 & 3 there will be 3.6 million cubic feet of construction debris shipped out on an annual basis over 7 - 10 years. 3/4 of that will be ordinary waste, 1/4 low level RAD waste. The NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission governs the the "disposal" of the waste. The Department of Transportation separately governs the transportation. 

Board Audio at 3:51:18 

Kelli Gallion, Manager, Emergency Planning at Southern California Edison 

Emergency Plan for Release of Radioactive material

Emergency Plans remain in place today. Local Jurisdictions work together. As long as there is spent fuel on site there is will always be an emergency response team on sight that will notify local jurisdictions within 15 minutes electronically and notify each local agency verbally within 60 minutes.

Emergency - Transportation accident plans that are currently in place.

San Onofre is not authorized to issue protective action orders. That is under the jurisdiction of the Counties and the Cities. 

Board Audio at 3:55:25

Gary Hedrick, San Clemente Green

Serious Near Miss

In referring to the "Incident" at San Onofre Gary Hedrick made reference to correspondence withDavid Lochbaum, Director of Nuclear Safety for the Union of Concerned Scientists. Warned that the Industry is trying to relax regulations and oversight and that contingency plans are difficult because the possible incidents are to broad and diverse.

 

TRUSTEE DISCUSSION 

Board Audio at 3:59:03

Discussed terms of Resolution.

Discussed the fact that part of the decommissioning project includes the demolition of the entire plant except for the actual temporary nuclear storage. This includes 3.6 million cubic feet of construction debris shipped out on an annual basis over 7 - 10 years. 3/4 of that will be ordinary waste, 1/4 low level RAD waste.

Discussed the fact that Southern California Edison does not want to be part of the Demolition and is trying to back out. CUSD is concerned who will be the responsible party.

Board Audio at 4:03:47

Motion by Trustee Martha McNicholas to Continue the Item until October 10, 2018 after the Special Board Meeting/Study Session on September 26, 2018

[Long Discussion]

Board Audio at 4:13:39

Second by Trustee Jim Reardon

Vote 3-1-0 (Yes- Trustee Patricia Holloway, Trustee Amy Hannacek, Trustee Gila Jones) (No Trustee McNicholas)

Trustee Gary Pritchard weights his options (off mic or barely audible.) (Trustee Bullockus Absent)

Not enough votes to pass because Trustee Bullockus was absent.

Board Audio at 4:14:40

Discussion of Friendly Amendments to Pass the Resolution

See: Amended Draft Resolution 

Board Audio at 4:22:30

Motion to Continue the Board Meeting by 30 minutes Trustee Gila Jones

Second by Trustee Patricia Holloway

Motion Passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Judy Bullockus Absent) 

The Original Motion was at Board Audio at 4:03:47

Board Audio at 4:03:47

Motion by Trustee Martha McNicholas to Continue the Item until October 10, 2018 by Trustee Martha McNicholas after the Special Board Meeting/Study Session on September 26, 2018

Board Audio at 4:13:39

Second by Trustee Jim Reardon

Vote 3-1-0 (Trustee Patricia Holloway, Trustee Amy Hannacek, Trustee Gila Jones)

Trustee Gary Pritchard weights his options (off mic or barely audible.)

Original Motion Denied 4-2-1 (No: Trustees Gary Pritchard, Trustee Amy Hanacek, Trustee Patricia Holloway, Trustee Gila Jones) (Yes: Trustee Martha McNicholas, Trustee Jim Reardon) (Trustee Judy Bullockus Absent) 

Board Audio at 4:14:40

Discussion of Friendly Amendments to the Resolution

 

Board Audio at 4:22:30

Motion to Continue the Board Meeting by 30 minutes Trustee Gila Jones

Second by Trustee Patricia Holloway

Motion Passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Judy Bullockus Absent)

 

Board Audio at 4:34:25

Motion to reconsider the Resolution with Friendly Amendment by Trustee Gary Pritchard

Second by Trustee Patricia Holloway

Motion Passes 5-1-1 (Trustee Martha McNicholas No) (Trustee Judy Bullockus Absent)

 

Proposed Friendly Amendments 

 

CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
San Juan Capistrano, California

RESOLUTION NO. 1819-16

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REGARDING THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION UNITS 2 AND 3 DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT

WHEREAS, the public has entrusted the Capistrano Unified School District with providing its students with a high-quality education, which includes insuring that its students have adequate facilities, are safe, and not significantly or cumulatively impacted by encroaching projects; and

WHEREAS, the Draft Environmental Impact Report (“Draft EIR”) needs revision and recirculation to disclose the significant new information to the public and allow comment on such new information; and

WHEREAS, eleven schools are in close proximity to the Project’s haul routes: Concordia Elementary School (276’ from I-5 and 777’ from railroad), Las Palmas Elementary School (1,011’ from railroad and 2,701’ from I-5), San Clemente High School (adjacent to I-5), Shorecliffs Middle School (1,132’ from I-5 and 1,938’ from railroad), Palisades Elementary School (775’ from I-5 and 1,083’ from railroad), Capistrano Home School (426’ from railroad and 775’ from I-5), California Preparatory Academy (47’ from railroad and 645’ from I-5), Marco Forster Middle School (1,013’ from railroad), Kinoshita Elementary School (1,013’ from railroad), San Juan Elementary School (adjacent to I-5 ad 1,742” from railroad), Capistrano Valley High School (398’ from I-5), and Fresh Start Independent Study Program (1,170’ from I-5); and

CUSDWatch Comment 

The Board should not name specific facilities so that ALL Facilities will be covered in the event of any unforeseen accident. Almost every facility in the District is on or near a major Toll Road, Freeway or Train Track where radioactive waste may be transported.

WHEREAS, the Project intends to transport 6.4 million cubic feet of demolition debris tainted with radiation by 389 rail and 461 truck shipments; and

WHEREAS, the risk of derailment or truck accidents transporting radiological debris raises concerns that the Project could adversely endanger the students and staff at these nearby schools, which was not addressed in the Draft EIR; and

WHEREAS, the Project is expected to require 31,650 truck shipments to haul off the 18.8 million cubic feet of non-radioactive wastes. Many of these trucks will also pass close to District schools and potentially create unacceptable levels of toxic air contaminants (“TACs”) at these schools; and

WHEREAS, these potential school impacts need to be adequately evaluated and mitigated to protect our students, parents, faculty, and staff; and

WHEREAS, by letter dated August 28, 2018 commenting upon the Draft EIR, the Capistrano Unified School District identified the need for further analysis and/or mitigation on air quality, hazards, and traffic.

 

 

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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Capistrano Unified School District wishes to emphasize that its comments are not an attempt to stop the Project but are meant to help the Commission fully evaluate and mitigate the potential impacts to the schools. The District wishes to cooperate and collaborate with the Commission State Lands Commission and Southern California Edison (“SCE”) and/or other responsible agency to insure the continued high quality of life and education in neighboring public schools;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, in regards to hazardous and radiological materials, the Capistrano Unified School District urges that the Commission adopt a specific mitigation measure requiring SCE to develop a “School Emergency Plan,” defining the areas where a rail or truck accident could potentially expose a school’s occupants to radiological hazards from an accidental release, providing a notification system alerting District and school officials of a derailment or truck accident involving radiological wastes, assistance with evacuation of the affected school site, remediation of released radiological debris, school site testing to demonstrate the affected school site is safe for occupation, and assistance with returning the school’s occupants back to the school;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, in regards to air quality, given the magnitude of the waste shipments resulting in 65 daily truck trips in 2024, the impact from the Project’s transportation TACs may create an unacceptable exposure risk to the proximate public schools;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, regarding demolition dust, Capistrano Unified School District urges that SCE be required to notify the District of dust and radiological releases and evacuate school(s), if necessary, as part of the School Emergency Plan mitigation measure, described above, to reduce the potential significant radiological exposure impact to the students, faculty, staff, and parents to less than significant;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, regarding traffic, Capistrano Unified School District asks that the School Emergency Plan mitigation measure be imposed to ensure that emergency access to the schools is not impaired in the event of a transportation upset;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, regarding vibration, Capistrano Unified School District asks Commission to fully analyze the potential radiological impact to the District’s schools caused by demolition damage to the ISFSI Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation and mitigate any discovered potential significant impact. At a minimum, the ISFSI Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation needs to be continuously monitored for radiological leaks and if a leak is detected, Capistrano Unified School District needs to be immediately notified. Thus, a detected leak from the ISFSI Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation and plans for evacuation need to be included in the School Emergency Plan mitigation measure;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Capistrano Unified School District desires that the Project’s potential significant and cumulative impacts to the students, faculty, staff, and parents of the District’s schools be fully analyzed and mitigated. Accordingly, the District respectfully requests that the Draft EIR be revised to include those analyses and the mitigation measure as set forth herein and recirculated for additional and complete public review.

 

 

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PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Board of Trustees of the Capistrano Unified School District on September 12, 2018, by the following vote:

AYES ( )

NOES ( )

ABSTENTIONS ( )

ABSENT ( )

DATED: September 12, 2018

By: __________________________________

Patricia Holloway

Clerk of the Board of Trustees

 

By: __________________________________

Kirsten M. Vital Superintendent

Secretary to the Board of Trustees

 

 

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