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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:19 AM

San Onofre plant to be shut for at least 1 more year

The agency that runs California's power grid is indicating it may be at least another year before the San Onofre nuclear plant is back online.

The plant has been closed since January because of a tube leak in a reactor that caused the release of traces of radiation. That led to the discovery that hundreds of tubes carrying radioactive water were showing excessive wear.

A three-month federal probe blamed a botched computer analysis for generator design flaws that ultimately resulted in heavy wear to the alloy tubing.

The plant serves southern Orange and San Diego counties. Edison cut 730 jobs at the plant last month.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/state&id=8810757

I am really sorry about the job loss, and if the plant closes permanently, there will be a lot more. However, we really do need to keep it closed and clean it up.

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Reply San Onofre plant to be shut for at least 1 more year (Original post)
antiquie Sep 2012 OP
bananas Sep 2012 #1
antiquie Sep 2012 #2
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #3
SoapBox Sep 2012 #4
antiquie Sep 2012 #5
SoapBox Sep 2012 #6
antiquie Sep 2012 #7

Response to antiquie (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:13 AM

1. They should just shut it down for good. nt

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Response to bananas (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:09 PM

2. Just one more thing

I can't believe we still have to protest.

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:41 PM

3. We made it through the past 7 weeks of ghastly, grinding heat that didn't

even let up at night without the darned thing. I think we can get by pretty much forever without it.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:02 PM

4. Ditto.

...every time I drive by that thing, I get a little shiver...and it's not a good shiver.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:35 PM

5. I always drive a little faster.

This photo blows me away. I think it appeared with one of the bad tube stories.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:04 AM

6. Seriously?

Creepy.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:25 AM

7. Seriously creepy for sure.

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