The operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant is defending its closure to customers who may wind up paying hundreds of millions of dollars in shutdown costs.
A full-page ad in Monday's Los Angeles Times argues that closure is in the customers' best interests. Southern California Edison says it's trying to recover costs from insurers and from Mitsubishi - the company whose defective equipment led to the closure.
However, Edison warns costs could be significant and customers may have to share them
The Southern California plant's been offline since January 2012 when a small radiation leak led to discovery of excessive wear in tubes that carry radioactive water. Southern California Edison announced in June that it would permanently close the plant.