AirTalk for April 10, 2014

OC Journalists Roundtable: San Onofre settlement called ‘theft’, Edison execs legally sell millions in stock days after proposed deal, and more

Future Uncertain For Nuclear Energy In California

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Evening sets on the San Onofre atomic power plant December 6, 2004 in northern San Diego County, south of San Clemente, California. Electric companies are reportedly saying that nuclear energy could disappear from California within a decade if the state rejects plans to spend $1.4 billion repairing the aging generators at the San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants.

Reporters covering the OC beat join Larry to discuss the latest news concerning Orange County residents, including the proposed settlement for Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric customers. The deal would leave utility customers on the hook for over $3 billion in costs for replacement power caused by the San Onofre nuclear power plant shutdown. Ratepayer group calls the proposed deal “theft.”

We’ll also discuss the legal Edison stock sale initiated by two Edison executives just four days after the company announced the proposed agreement.

Plus, the Orange County district attorney’s office is in the hot seat for allegedly improperly disclosing evidence to five men convicted of murder and other serious offenses. The allegations raise the possibility of new trials for the inmates, and have already led to a second trial phase for accused murderer Scott Dekraai, who is accused of killing eight people at the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach in 2011.

Guests:

Ed Joyce, KPCC Orange County Reporter

Norberto Santana, Editor-in-Chief of the Voice of OC, a non-profit investigative news agency that covers Orange County government and politics

Teri Sforza, Columnist for the Orange County Register’s OC Watchdog blog


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