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The 73rd and final multi-purpose canister (MPC) of used nuclear fuel from Southern California Edison’s (SCE’s) twin unit San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in the USA has been placed in its designated below-grade storage vault., US-based Holtec International said on 7 August. 

Date: Friday, 14 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsused-fuel-transferred-to-storage-at-us-san-onofre-npp-8081676

The California Coastal Commission has approved a coastal development permit for Southern California Edison's San Onofre nuclear power plant, enabling decommissioning of the plant to begin. The utility said it expects the dismantling of major structures at the two-unit plant to begin next year.

Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Permit-issued-for-San-Onofre-decommissioning

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on 24 August that it will conduct a special inspection at the site of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (Songs), after a near-accident occurred on 3 August during the transfer of highly radioactive used fuel. NRC inspectors will review what happened when a canister loaded with used fuel became jammed while being lowered into a storage vault. It narrowly avoided being dropped 18 feet. The incident was revealed during a community engagement panel by safety inspector David Fitch. Tom Palmisano, chief nuclear officer of Southern California Edison (SCE), described the event as “a serious near miss.”

Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-nrc-to-inspect-san-onofre-after-incident-involving-used-fuel-6723461

Los Angeles-based engineering and construction firm AECOM and Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions announced on 20 December they  had been selected by Southern California Edison (SCE) as general contractor in the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), through their joint venture, SONGS Decommissioning Solutions (SDS). SCE, which owns the majority stake in the plant shares responsibility for decommissioning with San Onofre co-owners San Diego Gas & Electric and the city of Riverside, and former co-owner the city of Anaheim. The contract is estimated at $4.4bn.

Date: Thursday, 22 December 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscontract-awarded-for-san-onofre-npp-decommissioning-5703890

The owners of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, who announced in June 2013 plans to shut down units 2&3, have published a document outlining the principles that they say will guide the decommissioning of the two-unit, 2260 MWe capacity Combustion Engineering PWR.

Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssongs-owners-list-decommissioning-principles-4172569

Four new nuclear reactors were connected to the grid in 2013 and four were permanently shut down, bringing the total number of reactors in operation around the world to 437, with an installed capacity of 373 GW (net). Construction began on ten units, bringing the number of reactors under construction to 72.

Date: Wednesday, 08 January 2014
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuclear-reactor-starts-and-stops-of-2013-4155011

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has delivered two replacement steam generators (RSGs) for unit 3 of Southern California Edison’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The RSGs are due to be installed in a maintenance and refuelling outage this autumn.

Date: Monday, 04 October 2010
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmhi-delivers-rsgs-to-songs