Southern California Edison, the operator of the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), has proposed to restart one of the facility’s two damaged reactors without repairing or replacing the parts at the root of January’s shutdown. The Thursday announcement came over eight months after a ruptured heat transfer tube leaked radioactive steam, scramming Unit 3 and taking the entire plant offline. But perhaps more tellingly, Edison’s plan–which must be reviewed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission–was issued just weeks before the mandated start of hearings on rate cuts.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday October 5, 2012 2:45 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 18, 2009 4:40 pm|
I have long maintained that progressives should accept an individual mandate only as part of a broad social contract with the government. The government must promise to ensure that every American has access to at least one quality, affordable, cost-effective health insurance plan, and only then can it demand Americans buy health insurance. The Senate bill completely fails to hold up its end of this social contract, and that is made clear by its inclusion of “hardship” waivers.