San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant to Close After 40 Years of Operation

June 7, 2013 by  
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Southern California Edison just announced plans to permanently close the San Onofre nuclear power plant after a 16-month battle over whether or not to restore its twin reactors. Facing political opposition, regulatory challenges, and expensive repairs, the utility announced this Friday that the plant was no longer suitable for operation. The plant served the region for over 4 decades, but problems with its steam generator tubes and radiation leaks forced it to undergo a $670 million redesign. Not being able to ensure the safety of the eight million people living within 50 miles of the plant, Southern California Edison decided to retire and eventually dismantle the facility. Read the rest of San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant to Close After 40 Years of Operation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , California Public Utilities Commission , close , edison international , erich pica , friends of the earth , Fukushima , Los Angeles , Nuclear Regulatory Commission , radiation , reactor , san diego , san onofre nuclear power plant , southern california edison , ted craver        

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