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San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

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Senators Warn Of Safety Risks At Closed Reactors

Five U.S. senators on Friday warned that federal regulators need to keep more emergency and security regulations in place at shuttered nuclear power plants that store tons of spent radioactive fuel.

05/02/2014

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SCE, San Diego Gas & Electric Get Green Light To Develop San Onofre Replacement Power

More than two years after the San Onofre nuclear power plant stopped production, California is looking to fill the gap left in its energy grid by the plant that provided enough electricity for 1.4 million homes.

03/13/2014

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Steps Taken For Possible Restart At San Onofre Power Plant

Steps are quietly being taken to prepare for possibly restarting the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/14/2013

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Federal Regulators Want More Analysis At Ailing San Onofre Plant

Federal regulators Wednesday pressed the operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant for more analysis on its damaged steam generators.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/26/2012

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State Considers Cost Probe At Ailing Nuke Plant

State regulators will consider whether to investigate soaring costs at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant — and who should pay them.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/16/2012

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Damaged Calif. Nuke Plant May Face Long Review

Federal regulators say the proposed restart of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in California could require a detailed review that might last months or even years.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2012

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Calif. Prepares For Another Summer Without San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

The agency that operates California’s power grid said Thursday it will take steps to prepare for another summer without power generation from the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant, signaling the facility may not be operational any time soon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2012

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Ailing California Nuke Plant Has $48M Repair Bill

The operator of the ailing San Onofre nuclear power plant in California announced Tuesday it has piled up $48 million in inspection and repair costs related to damage to scores of tubes that carry radioactive water.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2012

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Ailing California Nuke Plant Maps Comeback

The operator of California’s troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant has estimated that the damaged twin reactors could restart by the end of the year, documents obtained by The Associated Press showed Monday.

07/30/2012

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Rally Planned Outside San Onofre In Remembrance Of Fukushima Meltdown

Dozens of Southern Californians will hold a peaceful rally to remember the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan and to raise awareness about nuclear power in California.

03/11/2012

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Ammonia Leak Reported At San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

Southern California Edison has contained an ammonia leak at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Diego County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/01/2011

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Feds Say San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Is Safe

Federal regulators say the San Onofre nuclear power plant is operating safely but there’s still room for improvement.

04/29/2011

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Are Nuclear Reactors In Southern California Safe?

The San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant sits on the edge of the Pacific in the heart of earthquake country. With nuclear reactors in Japan melting down, following last week’s earthquake and tsunami, reporter Melissa Maynarich investigates whether or not it is safe.

03/14/2011

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California Nuclear Plants Can Handle Earthquakes

Operators at California’s two nuclear plants say their facilities can withstand a higher magnitude earthquake than scientists predict could ever strike the plants.

03/14/2011

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Marines: Blaring Siren Near Nuclear Power Plant Under Repair

A malfunctioning siren on the Camp Pendleton Marine base near the San Onofre nuclear power plant got the attention of Southern California residents.

01/19/2011

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