Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. will fight Southern California Edison’s allegations of gross negligence in the design and manufacture of steam tubes built for the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which has been permanently shut down due to excessive wear in the tubes.
Southern California Edison says it is seeking to hold Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems liable for defective steam generators that forced the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
Southern California Edison, which owns San Onofre, said the utility’s greenhouse emissions rose last year after the plant shut down due to safety and equipment issues.
A committee planned a hearing with chief energy officials Wednesday to discuss the lost electricity, lost jobs and other consequences of the permanent shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
It could be a long, hot summer for Orange County residents and businesses who may face power shortages following the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
California is now the largest producer of solar power in the nation.
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if California utility executives deceived federal regulators about an equipment swap at the San Onofre nuclear power plant that eventually led to a radiation leak, The AP reported.
Federal regulators have pushed back indefinitely a decision on the proposed restart of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Clemente.
Costs tied to the idling of California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant have climbed to $553 million, while the majority owner raised the possibility Tuesday of retiring the plant if it can’t get one reactor running later this year.
Some parents at a school district in Orange County want a federal investigation to be conducted before the San Onofre nuclear plant reopens, fearing that the plant puts thousands of children at risk.
The resolution would clearly state the city’s official position on any potential decision by regulators to restart the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
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The test comes as the now-offline generating plant has been selected for a study on cancer risks for people living near U.S. nuclear power plants.
Federal regulators will hold a public meeting in Dana Point on Tuesday to seek input on plans to bring the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station back online.
The operator of California’s troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant on Thursday proposed to restart one of the plant’s twin reactors.