"NRC Proposes No Safety Threat Finding With San Onofre"

"Edison International’s request for a license amendment for a proposed restart of its crippled California nuclear reactor doesn’t pose significant safety risks, federal regulators said in a preliminary finding."

"Edison’s request to operate its San Onofre reactor at reduced power does not involve an increased risk of an accident or create the possibility of a new or different accident from those previously evaluated for its license, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in an e-mailed document.

Edison asked the commission to make the determination as part of a request to restart its Unit 2 reactor at 70 percent power by June 1 to meet summer power demand, the Rosemead, California-based company said in a statement on April 8. The nuclear plant, located 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Los Angeles, has been shut since January 2012 after Edison found unusual wear on steam generator tubes."

Mark Chediak reports for Bloomberg April 10, 2013.

Source: Bloomberg, 04/11/2013