MHI to fight SCE's negligence claim over San Onofre nuclear plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MHI fights negligence claim Southern California Edison SCESan Onofre Nuclear Generating Station SONGS California nuclear tube wear generators closure

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced it will combat the claim from Southern California Edison that the company was negligent in providing faulty steam tubes for the San Onofre nuclear plant, The Washington Post reports. The tubes resulted in a small radiation leak, which ultimately lead to the plant’s permanent closure earlier this year.

If MHI is found to have committed gross negligence in supplying faulty parts to the plant the company could be on the hook for costs associated with shuttering the SONGS plant, which could run into the billions of dollars.

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