Loss of offsite power shuts two Southern California reactors

A blackout caused by the failure of a transmission line from Arizona caused problems for a Southern California nuke this afternoon. As Bloomberg BusinessWeek just reported:

The loss of power led to a shutdown of both reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant, said Gil Alexander, a spokesman for Southern California Edison. He said the failure caused no safety problems.

Link: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-09-08/power-failure-affects-southern-california-arizona-customers.html


About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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