NRC to discuss San Onofre Unit 2 restart proposal

Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
San Onofre Unit 2

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet with representatives of Southern California Edison in Rockville, Md., on Dec. 18 to discuss the utility’s proposal to restart San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s Unit 2.

The meeting will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room on the first floor of the NRC’s One White Flint building at 11555 Rockville Pike in Rockville. The staff will discuss the restart plan and the agency’s requests for more information on the proposal. No restart decisions will be made during the meeting. The public can ask the NRC staff questions before the meeting concludes.

The meeting will be webcast live. A teleconference line is also available; anyone interested in phoning in should contact Randy Hall (301-415-4032 or or Brian Benney (301-415-2767 or by Dec. 14 for call-in information.

The two San Onofre reactors have been shut down since January 2012, when a leak in a Unit 3 steam generator led to the discovery of unexpected wear in both reactors’ steam generators. The NRC issued a Confirmatory Action Letter to Southern California Edison in March, requiring several actions by the utility before the agency would consider allowing the plant to restart. The utility’s reply from early October 2012 will be the focus of the meeting.

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