Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif, and Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to complete its investigation of issues at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station before allowing Southern California Edison to restart a reactor, U-T San Diego reports.
Widespread safety concerns, expanded wind power and cheaper natural gas prices have led to slowing construction of new U.S. nuclear facilities and decisions to close some plants, The Washington Post reports.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Costs tied to the long-running shutdown at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California have hit $317 million, and it's not clear if the ailing plant will return to full power, according to documents released Thursday.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — Federal regulators disclosed Monday that the proposed restart of the long-shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California could lead to an exhaustive review that might last months or even years.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The operator of California's ailing San Onofre nuclear power plant proposed Thursday to restart one of its shuttered reactors after concluding it could be run safely despite damage to scores of tubes that carry radioactive water.
A plan to return even one reactor to service is a milestone for Southern California Edison, which has spent months unraveling what caused excessive tube vibration and friction inside the plant's nearly new steam generators, then determining how it might be fixed.
The troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in southern California won't restart for months, the nation's top nuclear safety regulator said Wednesday.
Southern California Edison plans to submit a letter by Oct. 5 that formally lays out the causes of unusual wear to steam generator tubes that have idled the plant's two 1,000-megawatt reactors and plans to resolve the problems, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane told senators.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tab for the long-running crisis at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California has hit at least $165 million, and it would cost $25 million more to get one of the damaged reactors running at reduced power, officials said Tuesday.
Financial records released by Edison International — the parent company of operator Southern California Edison — provided a sober assessment of the troubles at the seaside plant, where malfunctioning steam generators damaged scores of tubes that carry radioactive water.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said the NRC can't consider a public hearing on the San Onofre nuclear plant until June, when an appeal period of an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruling ends.