"Review Of Plan To Restart San Onofre Reactor Could Take Months"

"After Edison submits a plan to restart one reactor at San Onofre, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected to take months to review it."

"The darkened San Onofre power plant will not restart even one of its two reactors for months, the head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday.

In the meantime, anti-nuclear advocates stepped up pressure to keep the plant shut down, with the release of an analysis showing the issues with San Onofre's steam generators are among the worst in the industry.

The plant has been shuttered since Jan. 31, when a tube in one of the plant's newly replaced steam generators leaked, releasing a small amount of radioactive steam, and leading to the discovery that hundreds of other tubes were wearing out more rapidly than expected."

Abby Sewell report Los Angeles Times September 13, 2012.

Source: LA Times, 09/13/2012