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Southern California Edison Provides Responses to NRC Technical Questions
ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 Southern California Edison (SCE) has begun
sharing its technical responses to requests for additional information from the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as part of the ongoing thorough review of
SCEs repair, corrective actions and restart proposal for Unit 2 of the San
Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
We are very confident in our safe restart plan for Unit 2, said Pete
Dietrich, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer 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 responses will be posted at www.SONGScommunity.com as they are available.
SCEs restart analyses includes evaluations from independent international
experts who completed more than 170,000 inspections to understand the tube wear
issues and confirm the effectiveness of corrective actions. SCEs proposal
includes preventive tube plugging and operating Unit 2 at 70 percent power for
a five-month period.
San Onofre is the largest source of baseload generation and voltage support in
the region and is a critical asset in meeting Californias clean energy needs.
Both units at San Onofre are currently safely shut down. Unit 2 remains shut
down since it was taken out of service Jan. 9, 2012, for a planned outage. Unit
3 was safely taken offline Jan. 31, 2012, after station operators detected a
leak in a steam generator tube.
More information is available at www.edison.com/SONGSupdate and at
www.SONGScommunity.com. San Onofre is jointly owned by SCE (78.21 percent), San
Diego Gas & Electric (20 percent) and the city of Riverside (1.79 percent).
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About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one
of the nations largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14
million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area
within Central, Coastal and Southern California.
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