Monthly Archives: February 2012

San Onofre Unit 3 reactor had cracks before delivery

Cracks and damage were found in the Japan-made steam generator for San Onofre Unit 3 reactor in 2009 before it was delivered to the plant, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) documents showed Tuesday. The steam generator, produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries … Continue reading

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San Onofre Unit 2 steam generator: workers begin plugging tubes

Workers at San Onofre nuclear plant have begun plugging tubes in Unit 2 steam generators, Southern California Edison (SCE) said Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Both [Unit 2 and Unit 3] reactors are currently shut to address problems with the steam … Continue reading

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3/11/2012 Join the women of Fukushima for a peaceful protest at San Onofre

Join us for a day of PEACEFUL PROTEST at San Onofre, the nuclear power plant with the worst safety record of all 104 reactors in America.

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Prediction of rolling blackouts has not occurred

We have been receiving many questions concerning why the recent closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) has not resulted in the rolling blackouts predicted in the Legislative Analyst’s (LAO) fiscal analysis for the California Nuclear Initiative. We … Continue reading

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03/20/2012 6 PM San Clemente City Council Meeting – Radiation Monitoring

Please attend the March 20th (6 pm) San Clemente City Council meeting to show your support for independent radiation monitoring in San Clemente. Location: San Clemente City Hall, 100 Avenida Presidio, San Clemente, CA. The public has no access to timely radiation … Continue reading

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Edison may be saving money with San Onofre shut down

Southern California Edison (SCE) may be saving money with San Onofre shut down, says nuclear power expert, San Diego State University Professor Murray Jennex. They could be losing up to a million dollars a day in lost power to customers. … Continue reading

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02/21/2012 San Clemente City Council Meeting

Please attend Tuesday’s 6 pm San Clemente City Council meeting.  The city council needs to know you are concerned about the problems at San Onofre and that the public needs immediate access to radiation levels in the air we breath … Continue reading

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Cause of steam generator problems at San Onofre

The word from insiders at the [San Onofre nuclear] plant is that the problem stems from [steam generator] pipes being configured in such a way as to have unintentionally created a situation where water passes through the tubes at such … Continue reading

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Radiation levels increase in San Onofre cooling system

“…radiation levels in the plant’s cooling system [Unit 2] doubled from January to February 2011 and continued to climb through the end of the year. ..increasing levels of radiation in the water that cools the reactor probably indicates that the … Continue reading

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Kyle Thiermann surfing for change

This video from Kyle Thiermann explains some of the serious problems with relying on nuclear energy for electricity, including footage from Fukushima and problems with a proposal for a new nuclear power plant in South Africa.

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