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ROSEMEAD, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2012) — The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will host a community open house in Vista Tuesday, Oct. 30 to engage the community, answer questions about the plant and educate residents about the benefits of nuclear energy.
The event will take place at the Vista Civic Center, Morris B. Vance Community Room from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will be information booths and exhibits covering topics such as emergency planning, steam generators, radiation and community partnerships.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The Vista Civic Center is located at 200 Civic Center Drive.
Both units of the plant are currently safely shut down. Unit 2 was taken out of service Jan. 9 for a planned outage. Unit 3 was safely taken offline Jan. 31 after station operators detected a leak in a steam generator tube. Southern California Edison (SCE) submitted its response to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Confirmatory Action Letter on Oct. 4, along with its restart plan for Unit 2. The unit cannot be restarted until all plans have been approved by the NRC.
More information is available at www.edison.com/songsupdate and at www.SONGScommunity.com. San Onofre is jointly owned by SCE (78.21 percent), San Diego Gas & Electric (20 percent) and the city of Riverside (1.79 percent).
About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.