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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced that it will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed restart of one nuclear reactor at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, and will take place at Capo Beach Church (25975 Domingo Avenue in the Orange County community of Capistrano Beach) from 6-9 p.m. Seating capacity at the venue, which has proved to be an issue in previous meetings regarding San Onofre, is set at 1,100.

Both of the two remaining generators at San Onofre (a third was retired in the early 1990s) have been offline for nearly a year, since a tube in one of the units’ steam generators burst and released a small amount of radiation into the atmosphere.

The public will have an opportunity to provide comments to and ask questions of Commission members and representatives from plant operator Southern California Edison regarding the restart plan and safety measures in place at the plant.

In other news, the San Diego Unified School District last night voted 4-1 in favor of a resolution against the restart plan. Although several local city councils have passed similar measures, San Diego Unified is the first school district to jump on the anti-nuclear bandwagon. Board member Scott Barnett cast the sole opposition vote, saying that the school district should limit its focus to matters directly related to education.

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