Safety & Emergency Planning for SONGS Decommissioning

We have no higher priority than safety at San Onofre. As one of our decommissioning principles, every day our focus is to protect the health and welfare of our employees and the public.

Emergency Planning During Decommissioning

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a revised emergency plan for the San Onofre nuclear plant that reflects the plant's permanent shutdown. Most potential accident scenarios related to an operating plant are no longer possible at San Onofre.

Earthquake Safety

Myth vs. Fact

It is a myth that San Onofre isn't built for a Southern California big earthquake. San Onofre is designed to withstand the maximum credible earthquake for its location without releasing radioactive materials.

More about earthquake safety

Understanding the Difference

There are a number of differences between San Onofre and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan, including facility design, seismic risk, back-up and safety features and emergency response.

Design differences