San Onofre 4 will stay down, if opponents can stop the hidden experiment shell game. Maine Yankee was down for about a year, and never started up again.
Front page of the Bangor Daily News 28 May 1997, Maine Yankee plant may be closed down: Owners weigh repair costs, deregulation,
Maine Yankee President Mike Sellman said that spending will be reduced by about 20 percent, or $41 million, from June through December.
“I think every plant that I'm aware of that has made the decision to essentially curtail start-up activities has then gone ahead shut down permanently,” said Sellman.
Maine Yankee has been off line since Dec. 6, 1966. Several repair and improvement projects had been planned so the plant's operators could seek Nuclear Regulatory Commission approval to restart and return the plant to service.