By Jim Shilander
Southern California Edison announced Friday that it has begun sharing technical responses to requests for additional information from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the utility’s plan to restart Unit 2 of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
The NRC submitted a request for additional information on the restart plan on December 26.
In a release from the utility, Edison senior vice president and chief nuclear officer Pete Dietrich said he believes the restart plan is in good shape.
““We are very confident in our safe restart plan for Unit 2,” Dietrich said. “This technical question and answer process is an important part of safety-based technical solutions in the nuclear industry, and it strengthens our ability to communicate the safety principles and proven industry operating experience that the plan was built on.”
The utility stated its response would also be released on its website, www.songscommunity.com.
The restart plan submitted to the NRC calls for running Unit 2 for five months at 70 percent power, followed by a round of inspections to assure safety.
The NRC will host a public meeting February 12 in Capistrano Beach to discuss the status of the restart plan. The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Capo Beach Church (formerly Capo Beach Calvary Chapel), 25975 Domingo Avenue. The facility has seating for 1,100.