Officials search for permanent solution to store nuclear wastePlant News, Spent Nuclear Fuel / San Onofre 1, 2 & 3 Officials search for permanent solution to store nuclear waste –OCEANSIDE (KUSI)- It’s one of the biggest issues in America today! Yet there is no solution in sight. What happens to nuclear waste, after the power plant shuts down. “If we could move this stuff today, we would. We want all of this nuclear waste off site,” says Ron Pontes of the San Onofre Nuclear Decommissioning team.