"Feds Again Delay San Onofre Nuke Restart Decision"

"LOS ANGELES -- Federal regulators have indefinitely delayed a decision on the proposed restart of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California, raising new questions Monday about whether the twin reactors will produce electricity again."

"The seaside plant between San Diego and Los Angeles has been dark since January 2012, after a small radiation leak led to the discovery of unusual damage to hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water.

Operator Southern California Edison wants permission to restart the Unit 2 reactor and run it at reduced power in hopes of stopping vibration and friction that was blamed for damaging tubing."
Michael R. Blood reports for the Associated Press May 20, 2013.


"Letters Show Rift Over San Onofre Nuclear Repairs" (Los Angeles Times)

"Nuclear Power Falters, Engulfed by 'Cauldron' of Bad Luck" (CNBC)

Source: AP, 05/21/2013