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January 16, 2013

NRC preparing restart plan for San Onofre nuke plant

  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission could make a decision as early as March on Southern California Edison's request to restart one of the reactors and run it at reduced power.
    Associated Press

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. — After a year of gathering dust and negative headlines, the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant shows stirrings toward a possible restart, though big barriers remain, officials said.

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission senior inspector Greg Warnick said the agency is beginning to prepare a detailed plan of what would need to be done to bring San Onofre safely back to service.

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