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Sen. Boxer presses NRC head on San Onofre's future

Sen. Boxer presses NRC head on San Onofre's future

During a renomination hearing before the U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works committee Thursday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) pressed U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane on the agency's plans for the San Onofre nuclear plant.

The plant has been shut down for more than a year because of equipment problems with its replacement steam generators. The NRC is reviewing a restart plan submitted by plant operator Southern California Edison. 

In the meantime, the NRC's office of investigations and office of...

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