Tri-City Voice Newspaper - What's Happening - Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Newark, Sunol and Union City, California

 

May 18, 2012 > $64M approved for nuke plant seismic studies

$64M approved for nuke plant seismic studies

Submitted By AP Wire Service

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP), May 11 - The California Public Utilities Commission has approved $64 million in funding for seismic studies to see how vulnerable the San Onofre nuclear plant may be to earthquakes.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/JDZyjI) says the costs will be recovered from Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric customers.

The study at San Onofre comes in response to legislation directing the commission to assess the plants.

The plant is currently out of service as the utility tries to figure out why steam generator tubes are showing more wear than they should.

Utility officials say they will work with Scripps Institution of Oceanography on the seismic studies beginning later this year.

The San Onofre plant's license expires in 2022. The studies could play into Edison's decision to renew it.

---

Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

Home        Protective Services Classifieds   Community Resources   Archived Issues  
About Us   Advertising   Comments   Subscribe   TCV Store   Contact

Tri Cities Voice What's Happening - click to return to home page

Copyright © 2014 Tri-City Voice