Edison unit to cut 33 pct of workforce at San Onofre nuclear plant

Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:37pm EDT

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Southern California Edison Co, a subsidiary of California power company Edison International , said it plans to cut about 33 percent of jobs at its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

The company said it plans to reduce the workforce at the plant by 730 employees to 1,500 from the fourth quarter.

Strict California environmental and regulatory standards coupled with a greater financial investment to replace aging infrastructure had increased the overall cost of delivering electricity to customers, the company said in a statement.

The 2,150-megawatt San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego.

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