On April 30, SoCal Edison, the operator of the San Onofre nuclear plant in California, announced that it would consider retiring both of the damaged reactors should the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) not approve a partial restart of one of the units. That decision could come before the end of the year. The company hoped to at least partially restart the reactor by the beginning of June, but the NRC has yet to give any indication as to when, if it would at all, green light the reactor. The facility has been offline since faulty steam generators interrupted generation in January 2012.