Costs tied to the idling of California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant have climbed to $553 million, while the majority owner raised the possibility Tuesday of retiring the plant if it can’t get one reactor running later this year.
Radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster is being looked at as one possible cause for what some experts are declaring an “unusual mortality event” after hundreds of ailing sea lion pups washed ashore in Southern California.
Federal regulators held a community meeting Wednesday to discuss the findings of a radiological investigation at a polluted testing site near Simi Valley.
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.
Efficiency – and not radiation and privacy fears – was cited as the primary factor in the TSA’s decision to replace the controversial scanners.
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.
City Councilman Bill Rosendahl says he is coming back to work despite his ongoing battle with cancer.
A Santa Monica woman sued the city for $1.7 billion because she believes newly-installed parking meters are making her sick.
A recent study published in the journal Cancer says radiation from frequent dental X-rays may be linked to an increased risk for non-cancerous brain tumors.
Marine life along the California coast may have trace amounts of radiation resulting from last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan.
Diagnosed with breast cancer 14 years ago, Leonor Gavina-Valls will be among the thousands taking part in the Susan G. Komen L.A. County Race for the Cure on Saturday.
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.
Southern California Edison has contained an ammonia leak at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Diego County.
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