San Onofre - Unit 3
1.0 Site Identification
|Type of Site:||Power Reactor Facility|
|Location:||San Clemente, CA|
|License Status:||TBD. PSDAR not yet submitted|
|Project Manager:||Christopher Gratton|
2.0 Site Status Summary
On June 7, 2013, Southern California Edison (SCE) announced plans to permanently retire Units 2 and 3 at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The NRC staff established an inspection and oversight program that is appropriate for the licensee's proposed decommissioning activities.
As one of the conditions for an operating license, the NRC requires the licensee to decommission the nuclear plant after it ceases operations. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has strict rules governing nuclear power plant decommissioning, involving cleanup of radioactively contaminated plant systems and structures, and the removal of the radioactive fuel. These requirements protect workers and the public during the entire decommissioning process and the public after the license is terminated.
For more information, please see Plans for Decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Unit 2 and 3
3.0 Major Technical or Regulatory Issues
The following milestones are tentative and offered to promote an understanding of the key events that will occur as the NRC conducts its independent review. Specific dates listed are subject to change. The milestones provided apply to both Units 2 and 3 unless otherwise noted. Updated information on these activities will be provided as it becomes available.
4.0 Estimated Date For Closure