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So Cal Edison To Lay Off 730 San Onofre Employees

How much more of the "SONGS Excellence" plan can we take? Defective steam generators, repeated NRC citations for poor safety culture, and now the admission that Edison has known for two years that the SONGS operating costs are "significantly higher" than at similar nuclear plants. How much more of this "excellence" does the CPUC expect us to pay for?

August 21, 2012 at 11:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Onofre's Problems Deepen

Why did it take so long for this tube-on-tube degradation in Unit 2 to become public? And only after NRC Chairman Jaczko and Congressman Issa had been put in the embarrassing position of suggesting that Unit 2 could be on a fast track for restart?

Unit 2 was down for maintenance when Unit 3's leak caused it to shut down on January 31, and the media reported on February 2: But the OC Register reported on February 2 the following: “ 'They have inspected 80 percent of the tubes in one of the steam generators at unit 2,' said Victor Dricks, spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 'Two of the tubes have thinning so extensive that they need to be plugged and taken out of service. Sixty nine other tubes have thinning greater than 20 percent of the wall thickness, and a larger number have thinning greater than 10 percent of wall thickness.' The tubes with 10 percent thinning number more than 800, he said."

After more than 10 weeks, when do we get the scorecard for each of the two SG's in Unit 2 and each of the two SG's in Unit 3?

Certainly Edison International CEO Ted Craver knows the first rule of crisis management is get the information out there quickly and accurately, then live with the consequences. Very bad form, Ted.

April 13, 2012 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )