Feds Review San Onofre Nuclear Plant Safety

Thursday, April 7, 2011
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission NRC will issue the annual assessment for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station with Southern California Edison officials.

Gil Alexander with Southern California Edison said the NRC will also answer questions from residents who live near the plant.

He said on-site NRC inspectors compile information every day on the plant's safety.

"There are two or three resident inspectors who look over our shoulders all the time," Alexander said. "Then they roll up their observations into semi-annual and annual report cards."

Last year, the NRC told plant operators their concern about employee work habits which could lead to safety issues at San Onofre.

The meeting, which is open to the public, starts at 6:00 p.m. on April 28 at the Capistrano Unified School District Board Room, 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano in Orange County.