SAN 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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