NRC will meet with Southern California Edison to discuss San Onofre Steam Generator Issues

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Southern California Edison installed replacement steam generators (RSG) at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), located a mere 62 miles southeast of Los Angeles, both of which were fabricated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Japan at a $670 million price tag.

On November 16th, representatives of Southern California Edison (SCE) will meet with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to address the company’s response to the NRC Confirmatory Action Letter and restart plans.  Southern California Edison’s response to the letter is available here.

The meeting will include a technical presentation by SCE on the basis, methodology, and conclusions of their efforts to identify the causes of the unexpected steam generator tube wear, the corrective actions taken to address those causes, and the basis for continued safe operation of Unit 2. The presentation and NRC dialogue is expected to require the majority of the meeting time. The public is invited to observe the meeting and will have an opportunity to talk to the NRC staff after the business portion of the meeting, before it is adjourned.

The meeting will be held between 6 and 9 p.m. PST at the Doubletree Guest Suites Doheny Beach, 34402 Pacific Coast Hwy., in Dana Point, Calif.  Parking at the Doubletree Hotel is available for $3 for self-parking or $22 for valet parking.

The meeting will also be webcast live here, and will begin about 5 p.m. PST, but the audio stream will not start until the meeting begins. Given the seating capacity of the meeting facility is limited to approximately 350 persons, participation via webcast is encouraged.  A phone bridge is also available by calling 1-888-913-9973 and entering passcode 9941895 when prompted.  The webcast and phone bridge will be one-way only. Questions or comments can be submitted to the NRC staff after the meeting at: [email protected] .


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