Gallery: Radiation Leak at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Forces Shut D...

 

On Tuesday afternoon, operators detected a leak in a tube housed in the building next to one of the reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in Southern California. Crews are reported to have immediately taken action to manage the leak, although a small amount of radiation was released. Officials are promising the amount of radiation emitted was negligible when compared to background radiation levels. Nevertheless, the leak prompted the entire reactor to be shut down to determine the source its and repair it. Southern California Edison claims that there was no threat to the public or their plant workers, but we can’t deny our concern over the safety of the almost 30-year-old nuclear power plant.

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  1. Southern California Att... February 8, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Thanks for the writer contact with this particular post… My partner and i liked the actual go through. Thanks a lot

  2. KO4389 February 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Here is a very interesting February 4th interview with a San Onofre whistleblower which gives a better understanding of what’s going on at San Onfore:

    http://sanonofresafety.org/2012/02/04/whistleblower-interview-san-onofre-how-safe-is-it/

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