Final Shipment of Original Steam Generator to Utah to Begin

--()--Southern California Edison (SCE):

WHAT:

     

Southern California Edison (SCE) is about to begin shipping the last of four retired steam generator lower assemblies from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station via truck to a disposal site in Clive, Utah. As at the plant, safety is the No. 1 priority during the transport, which will safely pass through San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino counties before entering Nevada and Utah.

 

The steam generator is approximately 700,000 pounds and will be transported by a special 400-foot-long vehicle. The steam generator contains extremely low levels of radiation; the exposure that a person could receive standing five-to-10 feet away from the transport for an hour would be equivalent to a dental x-ray. The transport will travel by night in California and take approximately three weeks to arrive in Utah.

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
 

TIME:

9:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

 

WHERE:

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Old Pacific Coast Highway
 

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.

Contacts

Southern California Edison
Scott L. Andresen, 626-302-2255

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Southern California Edison
Scott L. Andresen, 626-302-2255