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Coastal ISFSI for Nuclear Waste- Nuclear waste storage is a complex and controversial issue, with severe ramifications to human and environmental health if managed improperly. As of September 2017, there are 31 independent spent fuel storage installations (ISFSI) storing 33,892 radioactive spent fuel assemblies on the US coastline. With increasing rates of coastal erosion, sea level rise, and likelihood for more frequent and severe storms due to climate change, the storage of nuclear waste on the coastline is understandably concerning. Surfrider is opposed to permanent or long-term storage of radioactive waste at areas with close proximity to the coastline, and is actively advocating to remove waste from one such site, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, as quickly as possible to a federally approved, geologically secure, consent based permanent repository within a specific timeline.

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Today's Coastal Factoid

New method to predict hurricane damage before it happens

"What if there was a better way to forecast and communicate hurricanes' damaging economic impacts, before they happen? Civil engineers have developed an innovative new approach to assessing the resiliency of coastal communities to hurricanes. They've created a 'multi-hazard hurricane impact level model,' which estimates economic damages to be caused by storms, before they happen." - Excerpt from Colorado State University through Science Daily.
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The Surfrider Foundation State of the Beach report is our continually-updated assessment of the health of our nation’s beaches. It is intended to empower concerned citizens and coastal managers by giving them the information needed to take action. For over ten years we have been collecting information on beach access, surf zone water quality, beach erosion, beach fill, shoreline structures, beach ecology and surfing areas to get an understanding of the condition of our nation’s beaches and the effectiveness of programs and policies designed to protect them.

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Beachapedia captures decades of experience and knowledge gained by Surfrider Foundation activists, scientists and staff through hundreds of environmental and educational campaigns on our coasts. By sharing this resource with the public we hope to provide tools and information to help communities make a positive impact on their local beaches. If you would like to contribute please visit this page.

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