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LA Times on San Onofre Safety Concerns

The Los Angeles Times reports on the growing safety concerns relating to the San Onofre nuclear plant.  An excerpt:

Concern over the safety of the San Onofre nuclear power plant is growing among Orange County cities closest to the facility, which has been shut down since January because of system failures.  Officials in nearby San Clemente and Laguna Beach — both within 20 miles of the San Onofre facility — have registered their fears after significant wear was found on hundreds of tubes carrying radioactive water inside the plant’s generators.

But with scenes of the nuclear disaster in Japan fresh in people’s minds, the recent closure has raised consciousness about nuclear issues and prompted critics to double down on their disapproval.  Some city officials are now calling for the decommissioning of the San Onofre site. The plant’s license is set to expire in 2022.

There’s much more.  Please read the whole thing here.

1 comment to LA Times on San Onofre Safety Concerns

  • Don Juan Ortega

    “Gregory B. Jaczko, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will visit the plant Friday to highlight the agency’s concern over the ailing equipment. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein will also tour the plant Friday. Jaczko will hold a press conference in Dana Point Friday afternoon.” Source: SJC Patch.

    Am I the only one who suspects that this San Onofre story will end badly?