SCE could close Calif. plant if NRC rejects restart plan

04/30/2013 | Reuters

One or both of the units at Southern California Edison's San Onofre nuclear plant in California could be closed by year's end if the company fails to secure the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's approval to restart the plant's Unit 2 reactor, said Ted Craver, chairman, president and CEO of SCE parent Edison International. Both units have been offline since January 2012 because of steam-generator problems. "Our overarching desire is for the various outside parties to let the nuclear safety technical work proceed at the NRC to ensure a safe and timely restart of Unit 2 without unnecessary delay," Craver said.

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