The USEPA requires the offshore San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) to annually report on the fish, kelp and water quality through monthly and quarterly monitoring of such including water temperature monitoring, fish and invertebrate sampling, sediment and kelp sampling, and water quality monitoring as part of its Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program (REMP). MBC was contracted to perform this monitoring on a continuous, monthly, quarterly and/or annual basis depending on specific testing/sampling protocols. MBC supports SONGS in the collection, preservation, and shipment of required radiological samples to the California Department of Health Services and to GEL Laboratories in South Carolina.
MBC biologists conducted marine wildlife observations pre-construction and during pile to protect and assure safety of the marine wildlife.Read more
In accordance with NPDES permit requirements, MBC conducts ongoing offshore marine monitoring programs for 12 coastal generating stations from San Diego to Ventura Counties.Read more