San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant's Fuel Rods To Remain on Site for Years

"Even after the twin domes along I-5 are gone and the San Onofre nuclear plant is mostly a memory, fuel rods hot with radioactivity will remain behind in rows of tomb-like casks – perhaps for decades.

The shuttered plant is in the early stages of an estimated $4 billion decommissioning process, the dome’s reactors now empty of fuel and sealed.

Massive turbines that once pumped electricity through the Southern California power grid are silent. Giant steam pipes once too hot to touch are cold."

Pat Brennan reports for the Los Angeles Register June 7, 2014.

Source: Los Angeles Register, 06/09/2014