Category Archives: San Onofre

Update: The six reactor sites the NRC will be studying for increased risk of cancer

According to an NRC press release, the six sites to be studied are: Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Morris, Ill. Millstone Power Station, Waterford, Conn. Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, Forked River, N.J. Haddam Neck (decommissioned), Haddam Neck, Conn. Big Rock … Continue reading

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NRC to study cancer risks near six nuclear power sites

The Los Angeles Times reported last Wednesday: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced plans Tuesday to launch a pilot epidemiological study of cancer risks near six nuclear power plants, including San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in north San Diego County. … Continue reading

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New problem at California nuke: Backup generators might not operate during earthquake

The San Onofre nuclear power plant has been closed for nearly four months while the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to know why steam tubes in the plant’s reactors┬áhave been showing signs of early wear. Now, plant officials have notified the … Continue reading

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Fire breaks out at troubled California nuke

The San Onofre nuclear power plant has been shut down since January after a steam tube ruptured and released radioactive steam. Subsequent investigation has found many more worn tubes and has led the NRC to say that the plant will … Continue reading

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NRC orders both units at San Onofre to remain closed indefinitely

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today issued a Confirmatory Action Letter ordering the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to remain closed until completion of repairs to the steam generator tubes in both units. According to the NRC’s press release: “This Confirmatory … Continue reading

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San Clemente residents want independent monitor, cancer risk study for San Onofre

The Orange County Register reported earlier today: Residents worried about leaks from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station asked San Clemente’s elected leaders Tuesday night to have sensors installed around town to monitor radiation levels. “We believe with recent events … Continue reading

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Update: California nuke will be too hot to begin repairs until middle of next week; More worn steam tubes found

The San Jose Mercury News ran an Associated Press article today: Inspectors are waiting for the 105 degree temperature inside a nuclear reactor to drop enough to make it safe for workers and equipment to get inside and inspect a … Continue reading

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