DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Proposes $116,000 Civil Penalty to Southern California Edison
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on March 25.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a $116,000 civil penalty to Southern
California Edison Co. for two violations of NRC requirements related to an Aug. 3 fuel-loading
incident. The San Clemente, Calif., plant, owned by Southern California Edison, permanently
ceased operations in 2013.
The violations related to the failure to ensure the availability of important safety equipment
to provide redundant drop protection for a spent fuel canister during downloading operations into a
storage vault. The violations also included failure to make a timely notification to the NRC
Operations Center following the incident. The violations are described in an NRC special inspection
report dated Dec. 19, 2018.
NRC held a pre-decisional enforcement conference on Jan. 24 in Arlington, Texas, to
discuss preliminary findings identified by the special inspection team. The event was open to public
observation and available via a webcast. A letter sent to the company provided details about the
proposed civil penalty.
Southern California Edison has 30 days to dispute the fine or request involvement of a
neutral third-party mediator to resolve the issues. The company has committed not to resume fuel
loading without NRC approval.
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