San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Photo by Andrea Swayne

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station restart plan meeting to be held in Maryland, no decision likely

By the Dana Point Times

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will discuss the proposed restart of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station on December 18, but will not be doing so locally.
A press release sent out by the NRC Wednesday announced that the regulatory agency will be meeting with Southern California Edison December 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (1 p.m. to 4 p.m. local time), in Rockville, Md. to discuss the utility’s restart plan. The release noted that the organization would be discussing the restart proposal, but explicitly stated that no decisions on restarting the plant would be made.
The meeting will be webcast live for those unable to attend the meeting in Maryland. The release also states that those interested can also phone into the meeting via teleconference.
The utility met with NRC officials November 30 to discuss its response to the NRC’s confirmatory action letter, detailing how it planned to respond to the wear found in Unit 2 and the causes of the leakage in Unit 3 in January.
The full release, including information about contacting the commission to be on the teleconference, can be found at www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2012/12-126.pdf.

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