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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:44 AM

Sabotage suspected at San Onofre Nuclear Plant

Source: East County Magazine

Despite disturbing finding, Edison seeks to restart trouble-prone nuclear facility

Hearing Nov. 30 in Laguna Hills as nine cities voice concerns over safety issues

November 30, 2012 (San Diego)—Southern California Edison has notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of possible sabotage at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating facility, after finding coolant poured in the oil reservoir of an emergency backup generator at Unit 3, Energy News reports.

The FBI is taking over the investigation and criminal charges are possible, according to a plant employee who spoke under condition of anonymity, fearing reprisals, Huffington Post reports tonight. Previous news stories have speculated that a disgruntled employee could be the culprit due to recent layoff announcements, though the NRC and FBI have not ruled out terrorism.

Failure of emergency generators at Fukushima were key factors in that plant’s meltdown last year. A meltdown at San Onofre would force evacuation of San Diego, portions of East County and also parts of Orange and Riverside counties and could potentially leave the region contaminated for generations.

If the coolant had not been found at San Onofre and the generators activated, Edison indicated that a control that prevents the generator from running too fast would have failed, John Reynoso, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector at San Onofre, said, Energy News reported on November 9 when the discovery was initially made.


Read more: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/11837



The only reason this wasn't a disaster is because the reactors are offline due to other serious problems. Yet Edison is pushing forward to reopen then and insanely, amid a sabotage investigative, has decided to launch "virtual tours" of the nuclear plant's interior! This facility has the worst safety record of any nuclear plant in America, its workers are speaking out to warn of dangers, and 9 cities within the evacuation zone have now raised serious concerns.

If we have gone without the power since January, nearly a full year, we obviously don't need it. No way is it worth the risk to repower these. And let's not forget that 2 of the 911 Al Qaeda terrorists were based in San Diego....a chilling thought.

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Reply Sabotage suspected at San Onofre Nuclear Plant (Original post)
Liberty Belle Nov 2012 OP
truthisfreedom Nov 2012 #1
fasttense Nov 2012 #2
madokie Nov 2012 #3
Raster Nov 2012 #4
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #5
xxqqqzme Dec 2012 #10
DCKit Dec 2012 #6
trouble.smith Dec 2012 #8
luv_mykatz Dec 2012 #7
Socal31 Dec 2012 #9

Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:26 AM

1. Nightmarish.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:40 AM

2. The workers are starting to put monkey wrenches into the systems.

Whistle blowers and saboteurs are everywhere. Do you think there might be something wrong with the system?

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:17 AM

3. I was reading about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

last night and what we don't need is a nuclear power plant going belly up here. Any one of our nuclear plants are sited where there are thousands if not in some cases millions of people live and they all will be impacted. We need to do whatever it takes to get to where we are shutting them all down while keeping our fingers crossed, so to say, that one of them doesn't go all Fukushima Daiichi on us. No matter the reason the end result will be the same

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:40 AM

4. The coastline surrounding San Onofe is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL, some of the absolute best....

...of Southern California.

"A meltdown at San Onofre would force evacuation of San Diego, portions of East County and also parts of Orange and Riverside counties and could potentially leave the region contaminated for generations."

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:32 PM

5. Now this is really scary. Why not more coverage in the press?

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:54 AM

10. It is primarily

being covered by local progressive blogs. The OC Register is a RW rag in love w/ all things corporate, so blogs it is.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:54 AM

6. Yeah, 'cause who could ever imagine incompetence at a nuclear plant? nt

 

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Response to DCKit (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:46 AM

8. .......

 


DOH!

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:36 AM

7. Kicking.



We need to be Nuclear Free Now (as in no more Nukes).

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:18 AM

9. Yay being 30 minutes from this plant.....

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