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March 16, 2012 | 8:38 am

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Calls San Onofre Tube Failures ‘Significant Issue’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Four more tubes that carry radioactive water at a Southern California nuclear power plant failed pressure tests, bringing the number to seven and prompting new safety concerns, authorities disclosed. The four tubes failed Thursday at the San Onofre coastal plant in northern San Diego County, Southern California Edison announced. Three had failed […]

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Japan’s Nukes: What and Where They Are

March 14, 2011 | 11:10 pm

Japan’s Nukes: What and Where They Are

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Japan, a country roughly the size of California (but with a population more than three times ours), runs 55 nuclear power reactors at 17 sites. Here’s a list of plants from the Japanese power industry. Note that the Fukushima Daiichi site that’s the scene of the current nuclear crisis has six reactors on site, with […]

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Japan Quake-Tsunami Aftermath: Fears About Nuclear Plants

March 12, 2011 | 2:02 am

Japan Quake-Tsunami Aftermath: Fears About Nuclear Plants

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In Japan, attention is focusing in two places: First, search and rescue operations and the massive recovery ahead in the large sections of the northeastern coast devastated by Friday’s earthquake and tsunamis. The other increasingly critical concern: the condition of damaged nuclear power plants in Fukushima Prefecture. Saturday afternoon, an explosion was seen at the […]

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