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Nuclear Energy Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 1999
Contact: media@nei.org, 202.739.8000 or 703.644.8805 (after hours and weekends)

June 24 Media Briefing in Los Angeles

WASHINGTON—The U.S. nuclear energy industry is nearing completion of a two-year program to prepare its 103 nuclear power plants to safely generate electricity at the start of the year 2000.

On June 24, the executive in charge of the nuclear energy industry's Y2K readiness initiative will report on its progress on a coordinated, comprehensive approach to assuring continued safe operation of the nuclear power plants that meet one-fifth of the United States' electricity needs. The manager responsible for Southern California Edison Company's Y2K readiness program will detail the company's efforts to ready its nuclear plants for the December 31 date change.

Briefing on Nuclear Power and Y2K Readiness

Date/Time: Thursday, June 24, 11 a.m.
Location: The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel -
Hollywood Room

7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
323.466.7000

Speakers:
Ralph Beedle
Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Nuclear Energy Institute

Robert Haverkamp
Y2K Project Manager
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
Southern California Edison Company

Contact: Steve Unglesbee, Nuclear Energy Institute, in Washington through June 22 at 202.739.8010 or in Chicago on June 23 at312.236.0123.

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The Nuclear Energy Institute is the nuclear energy industry’s policy organization. This news release and additional information about nuclear energy are available on NEI’s Internet site at http://www.nei.org.



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