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Study Claims Flaws Caused Nuclear Leak

Study Claims Flaws Caused Nuclear Leak

Changes at the San Onofre nuclear power plant that “crammed” 400 additional tubes into one generator required drilling that allegedly weakened the generator’s foundation, according to a study by the nuclear watchdog group Friends of the Earth. The weakened foundation along with removing a support piece called the “stay cylinder,” designed to prevent vibration, caused […]

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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 […]