Southern California Edison says its analysis confirms that it would be safe to fire up the nuclear plant’s Unit 2 reactor, but as a precautionary move it is proposing running it at only 70%. Yet it also suggests that running San Onofre at 100 percent for 11 months would present a strong possibility of a tube rupture resulting in a catastrophic release of radiation into the environment.
Tag: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
For darn sure don’t mention that cancerous creaky ol’nuke plant you were so handsomely paid to cheer for. Because talk of radioactivity at home, in the workplace, or at your kid’s school, ruins an otherwise perfect day, no matter what.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission & Edison host a town hall to discuss San Onofre Nuclear Power Generating Station’s (SONGS’s) status in its current Shut Down mode, due to systemic tube leaks in its new reactors. The experts scratch their heads as to why.
The lingering death-knell hidden inside the million vulnerabilities of every nuke-plant cannot be
supervised away. Gaming electrical power from nuclear generation is too-complex a technology not to finally fail. When it does, all hell breaks loose, and nukes’ evil genie never goes back in the bottle. Loose-nukes / radioactive meltdown, released to the atmosphere, doesn’t sink ships, it sinks society.
The makeshift flood berm holding floodwaters from Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant north of Omaha, NE collapsed, the plant now operating on emergency off-site power as workers try to restore electricity to the flooded containment buildings and electrical transformers.
Precedent for closing San Onofre Nuke Plant: It’s age and human fallibility managing an outdated plant fast approaching its 2013 expiration date.