Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting Monday

Eureka, Ca., (KIEM) A meeting for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to find out the long-term plans for the radioactive waste storage facility in Eureka is underway

According to the NRC, PG&E operated the the first commercial nuclear power plant in the U.S. at King Salmon for nearly 16 years beginning in the late 1960s.

In 2009 decommissioning begin.

According to reports, currently, all high-level radioactive waste produced at King Salmon is now stored in underground casks on a bluff 115 feet from Humboldt Bay.  

The underground casks were designed to last about 50 years, and PG&E decommissioning fund is only funded through 2025.

On Monday, the community advisory board on behalf of community members would like to know what is the commission plan in case of an emergency among other concerns.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will meet Monday, August 26, from 6 – 9 PM at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka.