Southern California Edison, the utility which owns and operates the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, has announced that it will permanently shut down both Unit 2 and Unit 3 at the nuclear power plant which was crippled by steam generator flaws.
Edison International Chairman Ted Craver released a statement which said the “continuing uncertainty about when or if SONGS might return to service” was the justification for the decision.
In May, the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board issued a ruling that asserted that the CAL process constituted a de facto license amendment proceeding which would have been subject to public hearings. Soon thereafter, Senator Barbara Boxer asked the United States Justice Department to investigate the utility and its statements to federal regulators about the steam generator replacement process.
Source: Southern California Edison