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Study Claims Design Flaws Caused Nuclear Leak

Study Claims Design Flaws Caused Nuclear Leak

Changes at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station that “crammed” 400 additional tubes into one generator resulted in a radiation leak, according to a recently released study by an environmental advocate. The extra tubes weakened the generator’s foundation, claims the Washington, D.C.-based  Friends of the Earth, and removal of a supporting “stay cylinder” to prevent […]

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Nuclear Plant’s Safety Debated

Nuclear Plant’s Safety Debated

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko toured the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, still temporarily offline after a radioactive gas leak shut it down two months ago, to get a first-hand overview of safety issues there last Friday. At a press conference afterwards, Jaczko heard a controlled barrage of questions about repairing the plant, which […]

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Nuclear Roulette

Nuclear Roulette

Editor, Thank you Tom Osborne for asking us, “Is Nuclear Safety an Oxymoron?” (Fe. 17 edition). We are very fortunate to have our Laguna Beach City Council voting to send a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking that Edison remove the growing pools of radioactive waste from San Onofre.  Of all 104 nuclear reactors in […]

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Nuclear Engineer Speaks to Exchange Club

Nuclear Engineer Speaks to Exchange Club

San Onofre nuclear engineer Steve Jeppson is the guest speaker Thursday, April 7, at the noon meeting of the Laguna Beach Exchange Club. Jeppson will talk about the nuclear disaster resulting from the Sendai earthquake, safety at the San Onofre plant and will be accompanied by another staff member from the San Onofre facility. The […]