Event Report: California nuke evacuates employees following ammonia leak

Yesterday afternoon, employees in the Unit 3 turbine building at the San Onofre nuclear power plant were forced to evacuate after an ammonia leak. The leak was caused by a closed valve that was leaking into the berm area. Winds carried the ammonia fumes to the turbine building, prompting the evacuation. The site alert was terminated after about three hours.

NRC Event Reports can be viewed at www.nrc.gov.

 

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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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