LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The planned closure of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will involve drastic cuts in the power plant's workforce, which currently numbers 1,500.
Plans announced Friday by operator Southern California Edison call for reducing the number of employees to 600 over the next few months.
Applications must then be made to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to modify the plant's emergency response and security plans.
After that, the workforce will be cut to 400.
The current number of employees follows a reduction of 730 personnel last year.
The twin-reactor plant between Los Angeles and San Diego has not produced electricity since January 2012, after a small radiation leak led to discovery of unusual damage to hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water.