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1. Nuclear Security Communicating Effectively in a Post September 11 World Ray Golden Manager, Nuclear Communications Southern California Edison

3. San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) 257 Acres leased from Camp Pendleton (Plant-side 80 acres) 60 Miles North of San Diego 70 Miles South of LA Generates electricity for 2.3 million homes and businesses

4. San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Unit 1 Began Operation in 1968 450 MW Retired November 1992 Decommissioning began June 1999 Completion 2008 Cost: $650 million

5. San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Units 2 and 3 Began operation in 1983 and 1984 respectively 1150 MW Each Licensed to 2022 Provide approximately 20% of Southern California’s power generation

6. Pre-9/11 Communications Focus Production and Plant Operations (“Nuke Plant Is and Isn’t”) Environmental Benefits and Impacts Safe Decommissioning of Unit 1 Excellence in Safety and Compliance

7. Post-9/11 Communication Strategies Change communications focus to emphasize security & why & how plant is safe Talk openly about security Build Communications Partnerships with Elected Officials and Opinion Leaders (Done way before 9/11) Continue building working relationships with local media (Likewise, done before 9/11)

8. Post-9/11 Communication Strategies Build Public Trust and Confidence - Responsive to all questions and requests for information - Kept on-site visitor center open (no in- plant tours)

9. Post-9/11 Communication Strategies Provide details on plant defense-in-depth design Educate public on security plan Educate public and stakeholders on security features and improvements pre and post September 11

10. Post-9/11 Communications Strategies NRC security orders (More than 30 Advisories or Orders received-to-date) Design Basis Threat Training and Work Hours Equipment Upgrades

11. Post 9-11Communications Strategies

12. SONGS Containment Building

13. Containment at top 3’9” of reinforced steel - concrete Ľ” steel liner on the inside of the containment dome Secondary wall 3’ of reinforced steel - concrete Missile shield 3’ of reinforced steel - concrete Primary reactor shield is 7’ of reinforced steel - concrete Reactor is 8” of Carbon Steel Multi-Layers of Protection

14. Spent Fuel Pool 5 foot thick steel-reinforced concrete walls Location inaccessible below ground level Analysis demonstrates it would survive commercial air crash without loss of integrity

15. Each circle becomes harder to access with tighter security

17. Security Officer Training

18. Build Communications Partnerships with Elected Officials Plant Tours (Still done and recruit for opportunities) Direct Access Information Resource Educate on value of proposed legislation

19. External Security Support

20. Continue Building Working Relationships with Local Media Single Spokesman Plant tours and one-on-one, face-to-face interviews (Access up to a point) Balanced coverage Commitment to communicate in a “safety conscious” manner

21. Build Public Trust and Confidence Presentations to Civic Organizations Security Fact Sheet Dispel myths and rumors Explain concept of “Hard” & “Hardened” Facilities

22. OCA Controlled Area Gates

23. OCA Access and Barricaded Gates

24. 1. Search Train Process

26. Video

27. Summary

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