LOS ANGELES (AP) — The top executive overseeing the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California received compensation valued at nearly $2 million last year.
The seaside reactors haven't produced electricity since January 2012, when a tiny radiation leak led officials to discover damage to hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water.
An Associated Press review of a company filing with financial regulators Friday shows the base salary for Southern California Edison's chief nuclear officer, Peter Dietrich, climbed 6 percent to $461,000 last year.
His stock benefits also jumped.
However, Dietrich's total compensation dipped slightly in 2012.
In 2011, he was paid an additional award of $350,000 as part of an employment package.
The AP's calculation counts salary, bonuses, perks, stock and options awarded during the year.