Federal regulators have pushed back indefinitely a decision on the proposed restart of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Clemente.
The resolution would clearly state the city’s official position on any potential decision by regulators to restart the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
The test comes as the now-offline generating plant has been selected for a study on cancer risks for people living near U.S. nuclear power plants.
Federal regulators will hold a public meeting in Dana Point on Tuesday to seek input on plans to bring the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station back online.
An Orange County lawmaker wants to replace the aging reactor with newer technology after leaky tubes forced an extended shutdown.
The Navy has agreed to temporarily reduce its energy consumption if regional supplies get scarce as the San Onofre plant continues to remain offline.
Marine life along the California coast may have trace amounts of radiation resulting from last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan.
Will Southland power customers be willing to curtail their air conditioning use during the hottest months of the year if the San Onofre plant isn’t back online by then?
Federal investigators are visiting the San Onofre nuclear power plant after three steam generator tubes failed pressure testing on Wednesday.
The visit by officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission comes over six weeks after a leak was reportedly detected in one of the plant’s reactor units.
Safety inspectors have begun installing equipment that will help them determine what may have caused a small radiation leak last week.
Federal regulators said an employee at the San Onofre plant fell into a reactor pool last week, but did not present any radiation threat.
A partial shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant was in effect Wednesday after sensors detected a possible leak in one of the reactor units.
Officials say passers-by would have had to stand by the truck for an hour to receive about the same amount of radiation exposure as they would from a dental X-ray.
U.S. regulators say the San Onofre nuclear generating station near Camp Pendleton is at extremely low risk of a meltdown in an earthquake.
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