SoCal Edison following up on fed commission San Onofre report

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Southern California Edison says it’s continuing to analyze test results on 60,000 steam generator tubes at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

The plant has been offline since a tube leaked radioactive steam into the atmosphere last January.

Southern California Edison says it plans to follow up on any requests from a special Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection team. The NRC team’s report showed the cause of accelerated steam generator tube wear is from excessive vibration.

Edison also says it’s working with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the steam generator manufacturer, and other steam generator vendors, to figure out “intermediate and long-term solutions” to the problem.

The utility plans to submit plans to restart the plant to the NRC by the end of next month.

Meanwhile, California energy officials will meet Friday in Los Angeles to talk about the state’s electricity infrastructure, including a discussion about a non-nuclear future.

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