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San Onofre ruling creates confusion
San Onofre ruling creates confusion

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and an environmental group came to vastly different interpretations Monday of a federal review panel's decision Monday on the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant. The plant's owner, Southern California Edison, meanwhile, said it is still trying to figure out what the ruling means. San Onofre has been in the midst of multiple regulatory reviews since a tube in the plant's newly replaced steam generators sprung a leak and released a small amount of radioactive steam in January 2012. The incident led to the plant's ongoing shutdown and to a discovery that the tubes were wearing out much more quickly than expected. The NRC...

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