Meeting to Decide Who Pays Estimated $3B Bill for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

A meeting next week will discuss who will foot the bill that could exceed $3 billion

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    Settlement talks are underway to decide who pays the huge bill tied to the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant on the Southern California coast.

    The costs at issue could exceed $3 billion.

    Edison International -- the parent of operator Southern California Edison -- disclosed in a government filing Friday that a meeting would be held next week to discuss a possible deal.

    San Onofre once provided Southern California with 20 percent of its power. Then a leak in one of the reactors led to the decision to decommission the plant.

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    La Costa resort and Spa is a new venue for these nuclear regulatory meetings and on Thursday night, residents heard the next step in dismantling this plant. San Onofre once provided Southern California with 20 percent of it's power. .Now that it's closed the question on everyone's mind - will it remain a safe place? NBC 7's Dave Summers reports. (Published Friday, Sep 27, 2013)

    The twin-domed plant was closed permanently last year after a long fight over whether it was safe to restart.

    The question has been who pays for costs from replacement power to investment in the now-closed reactors -- ratepayers or company shareholders.