(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Southern California Edison and received via electronic
mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.)
Edison International and Southern California Edison Refute Rep.
Ed Markey’s Letter to SEC
ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 -- Rep. Ed Markey’s letter to
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Elisse
Walter raises the same questions raised in his letter to the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Feb. 6. It is simply not
accurate to suggest, as Rep. Ed Markey has, that when the steam
generators at San Onofre were installed, Southern California
Edison (SCE) was “aware of serious problems with the design of
San Onofre nuclear power plant’s replacement steam generators.”
Edison International has been open and transparent about the San
Onofre Nuclear Generating Station outage and inspection, NRC and
California Public Utilities Commission processes and contractual
SCE would never, and did not, install steam generators that it
believed would not perform safely.
SCE, like other utilities seeking to replace its steam
generators, sought to purchase replacement steam generators that
would meet or improve upon the safety standards and performance
of the original steam generators. SCE’s design specifications
followed industry standards for compliance with NRC processes.
The plant’s unit 2 was taken out of service Jan. 9, 2012, for a
planned outage. Unit 3 was safely taken off line Jan. 31, 2012,
after station operators detected a small leak in a steam
generator tube. Each unit will remain shut down until the NRC is
satisfied that the unit is safe to operate.
For more on the plant, please visit www.SONGScommunity.com, or
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About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California
Edison is one of the nation’s 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.
Principal Manager, Media Relations
Southern California Edison
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