"Senator Boxer Seeks Criminal Probe of San Onofre Nuclear Plant"

"WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California is asking the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into Southern California Edison’s statements to nuclear regulators about replacing steam generators at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant."

"Located on the California coast south of San Clemente, San Onofre has been shut down since January 2012 due to premature wear found on over 3,000 tubes in replacement steam generators and a leak of radioactive material.

Senator Boxer Tuesday released a 2004 letter by an Edison executive to steam generator manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that she said presents 'major new evidence of misrepresentation and safety lapses by Edison.'"

Environment News Service had the story May 29, 2013.

Source: ENS, 05/30/2013