A push for safer nuclear-waste disposal -- and a new road out of town in case of emergencies -- will be considered Tuesday by the San Clemente City Council.
The city staff proposal comes in response to public concerns about the safety of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, although the city has little direct authority over the plant's operations.
A lengthy staff report urges the council to pressure elected officials to find a place to store waste on the site, to make sure spent fuel waste is transferred from cooling pools to more stable dry-cask storage as soon as safely possible and to deny relicensing the plant (which would happen leading up to 2022, ) until a permanent waste storage space is found.
The report also urges the council to , a project that would provide an extra exit from town in the event of a nuclear emergency.
The staff report stopped short of recommending the council adopt a resoloution demanding the immediate shutdown of San Onofre, but the one drafted by the local anti-nuclear coalition led by San Clemente Green is still on the table.
The agenda item comes after months of educational meetings and plant tours by council members.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 100 Avenida Presidio.