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Ex-NRC chief: San Onofre restart plan doesn't instill confidence
Ex-NRC chief: San Onofre restart plan doesn't instill confidence

The former head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Southern California Edison’s plan to restart the darkened San Onofre nuclear plant at reduced power for safety reasons is "not one that instills tremendous confidence in me." Gregory Jaczko, who appeared Tuesday at a nuclear safety conference in San Diego, said Southern California Edison’s proposal to fire up one unit at the plant at reduced power and then shut it down for inspections is “a fairly novel idea.” It's not unusual for plants to operate at reduced power for market reasons, but Jaczko said it is unusual to do so for safety reasons as Edison proposed, and suggests that the...

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