Monthly Archives: February 2012

3/11/2012 Peaceful Rally and Protest – San Onofre

Attend peaceful rally and protest of continued risky and costly operation of San Onofre nuclear power plant March 11, 2012 – One year Fukushima Daiichi Disaster Anniversary 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM For details, please visit Citizens Oversite Projects or call 619-820-5321 … Continue reading

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NRC 2/9/2012: San Onofre operator errors caused 11/1/2011 ammonia leak emergency alert

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) February 9, 2012 Inspection Report says operator error caused the San Onofre Nuclear Generator Station (SONGS) ammonia leak that resulted in the November 1, 2011 Emergency Alert at the nuclear power plant. This is just another in … Continue reading

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Shutdown has no impact on wholesale energy prices

California has so much excess electricity-generating capacity, the shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear power plant last week had no impact on wholesale electricity prices, data from the California Independent System Operator showed. California has a huge amount of gas plant … Continue reading

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Questions for Edison

The 02/08/2012 OC Register article “Nuclear plant’s neighbors want radiation monitors” covered the 02/07/2012 San Clemente Council meeting, where citizens expressed concerns about lack of radiation data, the need for an independent radiation monitoring system for the public, the need for studies to identify potential … Continue reading

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02/12/2012 S.F. Event: “Fukushima, Never Again”

San Francisco world premier screening of “Fukushima, Never Again” Multi-Media presentation on health dangers of nuclear power and weapons by Dr. Bob Gould, President Bay Area Physicians For Social Responsiblity Sunday, February 12, 2012  3:00 PM Redstone Building  Map 2940 16th … Continue reading

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02/11/2012 Frey Winery Hosts California Nuclear Initiative Event

Saturday, February, 11th at 6:00 PM Location: Frey Winery in Mendocino’s beautiful Redwood Valley 14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley, CA 95470 To protect organic food, wine, farms and families from nuclear power plants located near active earthquake faults, America’s first organic winery has … Continue reading

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San Onofre and Other Nuclear Plants’ Mechanical Failures

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom Hartmann. California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant was unexpectedly shut down after radioactive water was discovered leaking out of the plant’s Unit 3 reactor [resulting in the release of radioactive vapor into the air]. … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Interview: San Onofre – How Safe Is It?

NUCLEAR HOTSEAT SPECIAL REPORT Libbe HaLevy interviews whistleblower James Chambers A summary of the current status of San Onofre nuclear reactors after last week’s leaks, discovery of over 800 damaged pipes, and employee falling into the radioactive refueling pool. Featuring … Continue reading

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Inspectors find ‘unusual’ wear on San Onofre steam generator tubes

Unusual wear has been found on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water at Southern California’s San Onofre Unit 2 nuclear plant, raising questions about the integrity of equipment the company installed in a multimillion-dollar makeover in 2009. San Onofre … Continue reading

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Edison says they have ample reserve power without San Onofre

Although both of San Onofre’s reactor units are now offline, with no word on how soon unit 3 can be restarted, [Edison spokesperson Gil] Alexander said Edison has “ample reserve power” to supply customers.             … Continue reading

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