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San Onofre Shutdown Likely to Take a Long Time

| June 10, 2013
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The reactors at the San Onofre nuclear plant in San Diego County haven’t generated any power since being sidelined over a year ago following the discovery of a radiation leak and erosion of some generator tubes. After failing to overcome a host of regulatory hurdles needed to restart the ailing facility, Southern California Edison announced plans to shutter the plant. So how do you mothball a nuclear power plant? »

Source: The California Report – Science

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