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Topic Title: San Onofre Nuclear Plant in Southern California is Closing
Topic Summary: Following the debacle over its Steam Generator Replacement Project
Created On: 07 June 2013 06:48 PM
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 07 June 2013 06:48 PM
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"Activists praise San Onofre closure, but 1,100 layoffs expected",0,865861.story

"Anti-nuclear activists and Sen. Barbara Boxer celebrated Southern California Edison's announcement Friday that the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant will be permanently retired.

The coastal plant near San Clemente once supplied power to about 1.4 million homes in Southern California but has been shuttered since January 2012 when a tube in its newly replaced steam generators leaked a small amount of radioactive steam, leading to the discovery that the tubes were wearing down at an unusual rate.

San Onofre, one of only two nuclear power plants in California, has been in regulatory limbo for months as the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission weighed a proposal by Southern California Edison to restart one unit - which was less heavily damaged - and run it at 70% power in hopes that reduced power would alleviate the conditions that led to the wear."

James Arathoon

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