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September 23, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
Federal regulators said Southern California Edison Co. and a contractor were responsible for design flaws that led to the permanent shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in June. To the frustration of critics, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday proposed safety citations - but no fines - against Edison and its contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, for defective steam generators at the plant near San Clemente. Edison said the proposed citation by the NRC came as no surprise.
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October 2, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
Southern California Edison fired another salvo at its former contractor, demanding that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries pay it $140 million for the cost of investigating the failure of steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Edison on Tuesday released a Sept. 27 letter that accused Mitsubishi of "stonewalling" by continuing to seek more documentation about the cost of the utility's probes. "Your letter makes clear that Mitsubishi has no intention of meeting its contractual obligations to reimburse expenses incurred as a result of the defective replacement steam generators," Edison wrote.
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May 19, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
In a flurry of letters late last year, Southern California Edison and the manufacturer that designed the steam generators at the now-dark San Onofre nuclear power plant appeared to be at odds over a long-term plan to repair the troubled facility. In the exchange, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries proposed a repair plan that it said could have the plant back online at full power in about a year and also suggested a far more aggressive and expensive repair job that would take more than five years to complete.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- Federal regulators have issued proposed safety violation citations to Southern California Edison Co. and its contractor for alleged design flaws in steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday released the results of an inspection into the failures that led to Edison's decision in June to shutter two units at the electricity generating station near San Clemente. In January of 2012, steam tubes in one of the units began to leak and the complex was shut down.
BUSINESS
October 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Showscan to Supply Japanese Theme Park Attractions: Showscan Corp. said it would supply two thrill-ride films to be used at new theme park attractions under construction by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The Culver City-based designer of advanced images and technologies said it also would supply two equipment packages and advisory services through its Japanese subsidiary, Imagine Japan Inc.
NEWS
March 31, 1989
Japan awarded an $81-million contract to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to design the FSX fighter plane, although no final agreement with the United States on the joint project has been reached. The contract includes groundwork for a design based on the U.S.-built F-16 warplane, a spokesman for Japan's Defense Agency said. In Washington, the White House said that major issues remain unresolved in the proposed U.S.-Japan accord, including who gets patents derived from the project.
BUSINESS
May 31, 1989 | From United Press International
Americans act "as if they have measles and are suffering from a high fever" when they talk about the FSX jet fighter and Japanese motives in the project, a senior executive with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said today. Mitsubishi, the chief contractor for the FSX project, has no intention of ever selling the FSX technology developed with the United States or using it to develop their own commercial aircraft, said Takaaki Yamada, executive vice president in charge of aviation. Yamada said Americans should concentrate on making their industry more competitive instead of attacking Japan.
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May 11, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted narrowly today to approve the $7-billion U.S.-Japanese program to develop and co-produce the advanced FSX fighter plane for Japan. On a 9-8 vote, the committee rejected a resolution to disapprove the deal, which has sparked strong criticism on Capitol Hill over technological and economic issues. A companion resolution of disapproval has been introduced in the House. Today's committee action on the FSX followed a closed-door intelligence briefing for the Senate panel on Japanese involvement in a suspected Libyan chemical weapons complex.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1988 | United Press International
Japan and the United States signed an agreement to begin a multibillion-dollar joint venture to develop a state-of-the-art jet fighter for Japan's air defense. The agreement, signed Tuesday, calls for St. Louis-based General Dynamics Corp. and three Japanese companies--Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.--to jointly develop the new fighter based on the General Dynamics F-16.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- Federal regulators have issued proposed safety violation citations to Southern California Edison Co. and its contractor for alleged design flaws in steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday released the results of an inspection into the failures that led to Edison's decision in June to shutter two units at the electricity generating station near San Clemente. In January of 2012, steam tubes in one of the units began to leak and the complex was shut down.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
Federal regulators said Southern California Edison Co. and a contractor were responsible for design flaws that led to the permanent shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in June. To the frustration of critics, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday proposed safety citations - but no fines - against Edison and its contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, for defective steam generators at the plant near San Clemente. Edison said the proposed citation by the NRC came as no surprise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Southern California Edison, owner of the now-defunct San Onofre nuclear plant , has made documents available on a website  relating to the ill-fated steam generator replacement that prompted the plant's closure. The documents, some of which had not been previously released, include correspondence and minutes of meetings between staff from Edison and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - the Japanese company that was contracted to manufacture the replacement generators - about their design, and documents submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - Southern California Edison Co. has started legal action against the manufacturer of steam generators that failed and forced the permanent closure in June of the San Onofre nuclear power plant on the northern San Diego County coast. As expected, the electric utility filed a formal notice of dispute early Thursday with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan and its United States subsidiary, Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems. The action sets in motion negotiations that involve finding fault and assessing financial damages.
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May 19, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
In a flurry of letters late last year, Southern California Edison and the manufacturer that designed the steam generators at the now-dark San Onofre nuclear power plant appeared to be at odds over a long-term plan to repair the troubled facility. In the exchange, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries proposed a repair plan that it said could have the plant back online at full power in about a year and also suggested a far more aggressive and expensive repair job that would take more than five years to complete.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
A flurry of letters that went back and forth between Southern California Edison and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries late last year reveal the serious hurdles that stand in the way of the San Onofre nuclear power plant's long-term future. The plant had been offline at that point for nearly a year because of unusual wear on tubes that carry radioactive water in the plant's newly replaced steam generators, which were designed and manufactured by Mitsubishi. Edison asked federal regulators in October for permission to restart one of the plant's two units and run it at 70% power for a few months to see if that would alleviate the conditions that led to the wear.
BUSINESS
October 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Showscan to Supply Japanese Theme Park Attractions: Showscan Corp. said it would supply two thrill-ride films to be used at new theme park attractions under construction by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The Culver City-based designer of advanced images and technologies said it also would supply two equipment packages and advisory services through its Japanese subsidiary, Imagine Japan Inc.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1991 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Boeing Co. and Europe's Airbus Industries consider plans to develop competing super jumbo jets--Leviathans with a third more seats than existing Boeing 747s--industry observers are raising a critical question: "Who will the Japanese work with?"
BUSINESS
October 10, 1990 | A roundup of business developments spotted by other publications. Items were compiled and edited by Grassroots Research, a unit of the San Francisco money management firm RCM Capital Management.
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