Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:19 AM
antiquie (4,243 posts)
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.
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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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:41 PM
kestrel91316 (50,364 posts)
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.