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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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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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San Onofre Radiation Leak 2/1/2012

Southern California Edison finally admits to possible radiation leak at San Onofre – SF Gate 2/1/2012 A tiny amount of radiation may have escaped from the San Onofre nuclear power plant after a water leak prompted operators to shut down … Continue reading

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San Onofre to push more power with turbine upgrades – is this safe?

The San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant has embarked on a series of upgrades that will allow the plant to increase its power output by about 2% over it’s original design. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) refers to this as a … Continue reading

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