Category Archives: Southern California Edison

A major victory for opponents of nuclear power: San Onofre nuclear plant to close permenantly

Great news from southern California last week. As the New York Times reported: The owners of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California, which has been shut since January 2012, said on Friday that they would close it … Continue reading

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Radioactive waste moving through Southern California on way to Utah

  One of the selling points when Waste Control Specialists made its case to the Texas Legislature for permission to build a low-level radioactive waste dump in West Texas was that most low-level waste is innocuous, consisting largely of what … 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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Update: Unusual wear on dozens of steam tubes at California nuke

Channel 6 in San Diego reported yesterday: Two nuclear reactors at San Onofre remain off-line following a series of events that began earlier this week.  In the latest development– federal regulators say unusual wear has been found on dozens of … Continue reading

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Update: Additional details about accident in which worker fell into reactor pool at San Onofre

  The North County Times also ran a piece today on the worker who tumbled into the reactor pool while attempting to retrieve a flashlight. The Times article ran a paragraph that minimized the danger to the employee: Workers already … Continue reading

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