In the end, it all came down to money. The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is \u201cuneconomic\u201d so its two remaining reactors will be permanently closed down, Ted Craver, Edison International chief executive officer said June 7 The \u201crisk is not worth putting [the restart] forward,\u201d Craver said during a Friday morning press conference. \u201cOver time, the economic advantage diminishes,\u201d Shutting down the facility \u201creduces the economic drag,\u201d he added. The utility pointed to the lack of steam generator operability. The steam generators are \u201cclearly not performing as specified,\u201d Craver said. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the steam generator manufacturer, told Edison that the units were as ordered, according to Edison executives. Craver disagreed, saying only, \u201cWe did become very active with the supplier\u2014Mitsubishi\u2014we performed our responsibility.\u201d Mitsubishi did not have a response. \u201cWe think that our decision to retire the units will eliminate uncertainty and facilitate orderly planning for California\u2019s energy future,\u201d Ron Litzinger, Edison president, stated. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission had no comment, other than to note the plant is subject to federal decommissioning regulations. The agency had several initiatives it was considering for a restart, including a fast-track request by Edison, an Atomic Safety & Licensing Board (a subset of the commission) hearing, and a staff consideration of technical requests. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who has put the issue of restart before the Department of Justice because of allegations of \u201cfalse statements to the federal government\u201d (Current, May 31, 2013) stated she is \u201crelieved\u201d the nuclear plant is set for permanent closure. The California Public Utilities Commission is in the midst of hearings to decide whether the cost of San Onofre\u2014over $1 billion according to Securities & Exchange Commission documents\u2014should remain in ratebase. Commission president Mike Peevey urged stakeholders to settle the cost dispute without further litigation June 7. Units 2 and 3 were shut down in January 2012 after a radioactive leak caused by the nearly new $602 million steam generators. Unit 1 was partially decommissioned in 1992. The reactor vessel, however, remains on site because there is no permanent high-level waste facility to accept it, and there is no transportation\u2014railroad nor sea\u2014that can handle such a toxic container.