Category Archives: SDG&E

California plans for 7.8 earthquake but ignores San Onofre nuclear plant 7.0 design limit

California seismic planners want us to “drop, cover and hold on” as part of their Great ShakeOut earthquake drill for the expected and overdue 7.8 magnitude earthquake, yet they ignore the fact Southern California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant is … Continue reading

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Union of Concerned Scientists questions restart of San Onofre Unit 2 nuclear reactor

Union of Concerned Scientists has serious concerns about Southern California Edison’s (SCE) restart plans for San Onofre Unit 2. In a 10/12/2012 letter submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), David Lochbaum, Director, Nuclear Safety Project, identified the following issues: … 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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Edison’s safety plan to restart San Onofre is to watch for radiation leaks

Southern California Edison’s safety plan to restart San Onofre nuclear reactor Unit 2 is to watch for radiation leaks.  They don’t know how to fix the reactor, so they’re just going to slow it down and see what happens.  Don’t allow … Continue reading

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4/24/2012 Irvine City Council meeting – San Onofre on agenda

San Onofre nuclear power plant issues are on the agenda for the 4/24/2012 Irvine City Council meeting. World renown independent nuclear and energy experts will be attending. The meeting is open to the public.  If you live or work in Southern California, … Continue reading

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Cascading major design changes caused San Onofre nuclear reactor steam generator failures and radiation leak

Major steam generator design changes by Southern California Edison (SCE) are the likely cause of radiation leaks and unusual accelerated tube wear in the San Onofre nuclear power plant’s four steam generators, states a new study by nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen. San … Continue reading

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04/06/2012 Media Kit – San Onofre Press Conference

2012-04-06 Press Release – San Onofre Nuclear Crisis  – Community members to NRC: Robust, transparent and thorough investigation of urgent safety problems is essential Steam Generator Failures at San Onofre – Fairewinds Summary Steam Generator Failures at San Onofre – Fairewinds – Full Report … Continue reading

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No blackouts with San Onofre shut down

There will be no rolling blackouts this summer with San Onofre shut down. California’s electric grid operator has many options to prevent this.  The California Independent System Operator (ISO) on 3/22/2012 presented this list of various actions that would mitigate … 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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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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