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DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Has Determined Fuel Loading Can Be Safely Resumed at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

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By Press release submission | Jun 4, 2019


Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on May 27.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that fuel loading can be safely

resumed at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The San Clemente, Calif., plant is owned by

Southern California Edison and permanently shut down in 2013.

Fuel loading operations were suspended following an Aug. 3, 2018, incident involving a

loaded spent fuel storage canister that was misaligned and became stuck on a flange while being

lowered into a storage vault. Information about the incident and the NRC’s response is available on

the NRC website.

The NRC made its determination following extensive review of technical data submitted by

Edison regarding the possible effects of scratching on spent fuel canisters during fuel loading

operations.

The NRC will hold a virtual public meeting/webinar from 2-3 p.m. Central Time

(12-1 p.m. Pacific Time) on June 3. Members of the public will have an opportunity to submit

written comments and questions via the webinar user interface following a presentation by NRC

officials. NRC staff will provide participation guidance during the webinar.

Interested members of the public should register for the webinar on the NRC website, at

which time a confirmation e-mail will be sent with details for joining the webinar via computer or

mobile device. There is an option to listen via a phone bridge; however participants must first

register for the webinar to obtain the phone bridge number.

Original source can be found here.

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