SAN ONOFRE (CBS) — Southern California Edison has contained an ammonia leak at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Diego County.READ MORE: Los Angeles Spends More On Traffic Enforcement Than Tickets Generate: Nearly $200 Million Over Five Years
Orange County Sheriff’s officials say that the leak was detected at about 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, prompting officials to issue an alert.
The leak occurred in a steam system used to drive the station’s turbines, SCE said.READ MORE: Coalition Of Women Firefighters Call For Chief Terraza's Resignation
SCE reported that “the approximately 30 gallons of leaked ammonia is being collected in a basin underneath the tank that was designed for that purpose.”
No radiation is currently escaping from the power plant, Lt. Roland Chacon said.MORE NEWS: Federal Investigators Name MSC DANIT As 'Party In Interest' As Lawmakers Intensify Scrutiny Of Coastal Offshore Drilling
No evacuations have been ordered and there is no danger to the public, SCE said.