Category Archives: Safety Allegations

Letter from wife of San Onofre Nuclear Operator to Governor Brown

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Office of the Governor State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, California 95814 . May 2, 2013 Dear Governor Brown, Nearly a year ago I wrote a letter to you voicing my concerns about the San Onofre … Continue reading

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Dan Hirsch: Why San Onofre is not safe to restart

Dan Hirsch UCI 10/16/2012 presentation on why the San Onofre nuclear power reactors should not be restarted. A “must watch” short video that presents the facts everyone needs to know. Read the 9/12/2012 San Onofre Report referenced in the above … Continue reading

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Press release and handouts 10/9/2012 NRC San Onofre public meeting

2012-10-09 Press Release – No risky restart says public at NRC meeting in Dana Point No risky restart says public at today’s NRC meeting on San Onofre.  NRC License amendment process and adjudicatory evidentiary hearing demanded to ensure safety. Edison’s plan … Continue reading

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4/6/2012 NRC Chairman to visit San Onofre

San Onofre Crisis Update: Energy Watchdogs, Community Members React to Planned Visit by NRC Chair Demand robust, transparent and thorough investigation of urgent safety problems Washington, D.C. and San Clemente, Calif. – The ongoing crisis at the troubled San Onofre nuclear … Continue reading

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Aging Nuclear Reactors

This “must watch” video shows that unless urgent action is taken the U.S. could be heading for a nuclear catastrophe comparable to Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi. The investigation by Joe Rubin and Serene Fang of the Center for Investigative Reporting presents the serious … 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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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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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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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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