HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Backup power probed at ai...

Tue May 29, 2012, 07:55 PM

Backup power probed at ailing Cal nuke plant [View all]

Source: AP-Excite


LOS ANGELES (AP) - The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant operated for three decades with equipment that might have temporarily cut off the plant's emergency power supply in the event of an earthquake, government filings revealed Tuesday.

The disclosure by Southern California Edison about a possible backup power problem comes amid a probe into excessive wear on tubing that has sidelined the seaside plant for nearly four months.

The company disabled the equipment, a vibration sensor, and reported to federal regulators that the problem was being analyzed as a threat to plant safety. Other back-up systems were in place during that time.

"Engineers are continuing to analyze the condition and have not reached a final conclusion if the sensor would actually cause a shutdown during an earthquake," a company statement said.

FULL story at link.

Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120530/D9V2M9E82.html

2 replies, 1772 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Backup power probed at ailing Cal nuke plant [View all]
Omaha Steve May 2012 OP
Zoeisright May 2012 #1
AndyTiedye May 2012 #2