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Meeting scheduled to discuss San Onofre restart

Meeting scheduled to discuss San Onofre restart

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onofreSAN ONOFRE, Calif. — U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials are scheduled to meet with Southern California Edison executives Wednesday to discuss proposed license amendments that would allow the utility to restart the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station at 70 percent power.

No decision on a restart will be made at the meeting in Rockville, Md., according to the NRC.

Edison’s draft license amendment seeks to change a technical section requiring structural integrity of steam generators from “across the full range of normal operating conditions” to compliance at 70 percent power. It also includes a promise that power would not exceed that amount, which equates to 3,438 megawatts thermal.

Another license section, which currently states that the reactors are allowed to operate at 100 percent power, would be changed to 70 percent power, or 2,406.6 megawatts thermal.

Edison requested that the NRC rule on the proposed amendments by May 24…

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San Onofre restart may happen without public hearing

San Onofre restart may happen without public hearing


The operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant might request a license amendment before restarting the plant through an expedited process that would not require public hearings before a restart.

Southern California Edison said Friday that it has requested a meeting with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to discuss the possible license amendment. The NRC has not yet responded.

Also Friday, a special NRC panel heard arguments from Edison and Friends of the Earth, an environmental group that has pushed for the commission to require a license amendment with a full trial-like public hearing process before deciding whether to allow the plant to fire up again.

san-onofre-nuclear-plant-20120315The panel did not rule on the issue Friday, and that proceeding is separate from the one that would take place if Edison submits a license amendment request.

The plant has been out of service for more than a year because of unusual…

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Edison pushes for summer restart of San Onofre

Edison pushes for summer restart of San Onofre


SAN ONOFRE, Calif. — Southern California Edison wants a public meeting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to push for the partial restart of the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station by summer to meet peak customers demands, the plant operator announced Friday.

“We want to do every responsible thing we can do to get Unit 2 up and running safely before the summer heat hits our region,” Edison President Ron Litzinger said. “While the NRC continues to review the technical materials we’ve submitted, we’re considering a request for a license amendment so that we can pursue the best path to safe restart while avoiding unnecessary delays.”

Edison is requesting a meeting with the commission to discuss the possible amendment. The meeting would be open to the public, and would provide an opportunity for Edison officials to discuss with the commission the scope and content of a potential amendment to ensure…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 12, 2013


This morning at around 3 am border patrol caught a panga boat loaded with contraband in the Northern San Diego County Ponto Beach. From the video submitted the boat appears to be loaded down with large bales of what is presumed to be drugs. Both Coast Guard and Border Patrol are searching for possible passengers.

The 34-year-old Riverside Police officer killed in an ambush attack allegedly by Christopher Dorner has San Diego ties. Michael Crain left college after a year to join the Marine Corps and was stationed at San Diego’s Camp Pendleton. While in the Corps Crain was deployed twice to Kuwait and taught Military Operations in Urban Terrain. Crain was honorably discharged and joined the Riverside police department in 2001. His funeral will be at 10:30 AM tomorrow morning at the Grove Community Church in Riverside. He is survived by his two children

Tonight at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hear from Southern California Edison executives about re-starting the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Unit two at the reactor was shut down for routine maintenance when a small leak found in Unit 3. Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Edward Markey have both expressed serious concerns about restarting the reactor and they even allege that plant managers knew about the problems. The Commission is meeting in San Juan Capistrano at 6 PM and will be streamed live at http://www.video.nrc.gov .

And tonight San Diego celebrates Mardi Gras in downtown’s famous Gas Lamp Quarter. About 10,000 people will fill the Gas Lamp for its 19th annual Mardi Gras.

No word on how many of the revelers will make it to Ash Wednesday Mass.

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