Thursday, October 25, 2012

State Regulators Launch Investigation Into San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

The California Public Utilities Commission has decided to launch an investigation into all the issues surrounding the shut-down of two units at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Units 2 and 3 were taken offline in January after radioactive steam was vented from a ruptured pipe. The Commission's investigation will include a look at whether power customers are due a refund over malfunction or not, and whether customers or shareholders should pay for the costs of repairs. Pacifica's Dan Fritz reports.