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NRC’s request for more data from Edison is an encouraging development for those communities concerned about any hasty restart of a defective Unit 2 nuclear reactor. We are cautiously optimistic to see the NCR follow up with such comprehensive questions.
In a long list from the NRC’s Request for Additinal Information (RAI) question #32 directly impacts Edison?s operating license. Apparently Edison will have to completely redo their calculations for their operational assessment to demonstrate tube integrity at 100% power, not just at 70%. They may have to apply for a license amendment for operation at reduced power, which would likely give the public the much sought after the opportunity for trial-like hearing. Another outcome might be that that the Replacement Steam generators (RSGs) will prove to be inoperable at 100% power which we hope would lead Edison to determine it is time for an early decommission.
All in all, NRC is showing some willingness to exercise their power over an industry that is accustomed to getting easy approvals.
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Thank you so much for all of those who came out in support of the letters to the NRC and CPUC. The two articles out so far, The Patch and Orange County Register, had slightly conflicting interpretations of the council’s direction, but it is hard to say just who is right until we see the actual letters the city produces. It will be interesting to see how NPR covers this event in their 4 minute radio program. NHK Japan TV covered it too, but we’ll need an interpreter to find out what they said, (see more about them below). I was just as surprised by the unanimous outcome in our favor as I was by the confrontational remarks that this topic began with.
All in all, it was another good night for us. Now we have to rush to get similar actions in other cities before the CPUC meeting on August 2.
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