Nuke plant closure means 1,100 lost jobs

Nuke plant closure means 1,100 lost jobs

[trib_ndn vid=24869329]SAN ONOFRE, Calif. — Southern California Edison’s parent company announced Friday it is shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station just north of Camp Pendleton, a move that will leave about 1,100 workers unemployed.

San-Onofre-1Ted Craver, the chairman and CEO of Edison International, SCE’s corporate parent, cited uncertainty about when the two units at the plant, which were taken offline because of technical issues, would be allowed to restart.

“… We have concluded that the continuing uncertainty about when or if SONGS might return to service was not good for our customers, our investors, or the need to plan for our region’s long-term electricity needs,” he said in a statement released from the company’s headquarters in Rosemead.

The plant’s two reactor units, referred to as Unit 2 and Unit 3, have been offline since early 2012. Unit 1 was in operation from 1968 to 1992, when it was…

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