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San Onofre nuclear plant problem worse than thought: report

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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 01:24 PM
from The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, July 12, 2012

San Onofre nuclear plant problem worse than thought: report

This has been an ongoing "problem" for this particular nuclear power plant.

A report from last May had about 1300 pipes that carry radioactive water as leaky.

Now they say the number is 3400 !!!!

The San Onofre plant has been in shut down mode since January because of "non-threatening" radiation leak.

LOS ANGELES — US nuclear regulators published an update on California’s troubled San Onofre power plant Thursday, sparking an expert warning that the problem is more serious than first thought.

A reactor at the nuclear power plant near San Diego was shut down in January after a radiation leak, although the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said there was no danger to the public.

Investigations found unexpected erosion on tubes that carry radioactive water, and the entire plant was shut down, forcing Californian authorities to fire up alternative power generation facilities....[story continues]

And, an AP/ABC news story from May says the tubes are only 2 - 3 years old !!!!!!!
(the May story has since been "redirected")

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Over 1,300 Tubes Damaged at Calif. Nuclear Plant

Here is a story from Yahoo from May 8th 2012
yahoo story -- Over 1,300 tubes damaged at Calif. nuclear plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 1,300 tubes that carry radioactive water inside the San Onofre nuclear plant in Southern California are so damaged that they will be taken out of service, the utility that runs the plant said Tuesday.

The figures released by Southern California Edison are the latest disclosure in a probe of equipment problems that have kept the coastal plant sidelined for more than three months.

At issue has been the integrity of tubing that snakes through the plant's four steam generators, which were installed in a multimillion-dollar makeover in 2009 and 2010.

posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 01:33 PM
Jeesh !!!

There is an earlier thread....from member -W1LL

go to that one.



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