By Jim Shilander
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has tentatively scheduled two meetings to discuss the tube degradation at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
The body has scheduled a briefing on the status of the investigation of the tube degradation at Unit 2 of the plant on February 7 at its headquarters in Maryland at 10 a.m.
Another hearing, this one to consider a petition by the environmental group Friends of the Earth for an amendment to Southern California Edison’s license to run the facility, will be held January 16.
Although the NRC had rejected a petition by Friends of the Earth for a review of the license in November, the group was granted a hearing by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. The panel of three judges is considering a hearing request filed by the group, which argues that the NRC’s Confirmatory Action Letter to Edison last year should be treated as a license amendment.
Legal briefs are being submitted to the Atomic Safety Board this month, the agency said, and a decision is not expected until after that time.
The February 7 meeting will be available to the public via webcast. For more information, visit www.nrc.gov.