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Nuclear Shutdown Means More Greenhouse Gas Emissions

July 10, 2013 | 5:01 pm

Nuclear Shutdown Means More Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Officials at Southern California energy utilities say they have the power they need to weather the permanent closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. But the decision to shut down a plant that provided about a fifth of San Diego and southern Orange County‚Äôs power is leading to other challenges: an increase in greenhouse […]

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San Onofre Nuclear Plant Near San Diego to Close

June 7, 2013 | 10:55 am

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Near San Diego to Close

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by Ed Joyce, KPCC Southern California Edison Friday said it will close the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (or SONGS). The twin-domed nuclear plant, on the seaside border of San Diego and Orange counties, hasn’t produced electricity since January 2012, after a small radiation leak led to the discovery of unusually rapid wear inside […]

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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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Video: Barbara Boxer Grills Nuclear Official on California Nuke Plants and Earthquakes

March 17, 2011 | 4:07 pm

Video: Barbara Boxer Grills Nuclear Official on California Nuke Plants and Earthquakes

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The crisis in Japan is fueling a debate all over the world about the wisdom of relying on nuclear power. That includes the U.S., where the Senate’s Environment & Public Works Committee yesterday held a Briefing on the Nuclear Plant Crisis in Japan and Implications for the United. The committee is chaired by Barbara Boxer, […]

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