In yet another major setback for the scandal-plagued San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) has ruled that the power plant may not open without a full public review.
In doing so, the panel of federal judges granted a petition filed by the enviro ... More >>
So far most of the noise being generated against the re-opening of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) has come from environmental watchdog groups. But now, the city of Los Angeles has joined the chorus of opposition. Yesterday, the city council passed a unanimous, 11 to 0 vote, callin ... More >>
*See next page for an update on new developments in this story.Original Post, April 9, 4:56 p.m.: For months, Southern California Edison has been desperately trying to find ways to restart the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The troubled nuke plant has been shut down for more than a year, eve ... More >>
*See end of post for an update.Original Post, March 22, 12:41 p.m.: For months, Southern California Edison has been trying to avoid having to go through a lengthy regulatory process that would force the company to prove that continued operation of the company's San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station ... More >>
Last week, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) released a report showing that both that company and Southern California Edison (SCE) knew that replacement steam generators built by Mitsubishi for SCE's San Onofre Nuclear Generating system had major design problems as far back as 2005. The report furth ... More >>
It's been more than a year since the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) ceased providing power to Southern California residents. The aging plant had already retired one of its three reactors years ago, but lost the other two in December 2011 when officials discovered that thousands of tub ... More >>
Southern California Edison (SCE) announced today that it has submitted a proposal to federal regulators to restart one of two mothballed reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The plan would have Unit 2 run at 70 percent power for five months, shut down again and re-inspected ... More >>
A final inspection report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the steam generator tube wear that has kept both reactors offline at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) since January blames computer model errors for the design flaws.
See update at end of post where Southern California Edison takes issue with the Weekly's original report earlier this morning.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 19, 8:58 A.M.: Design flaws resulted in San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) generators being unable to handle too high a flow of radioactive wat ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 21, 5:23 P.M.: The energy director of a Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group calls Gregory Jaczko's resignation as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) "a terrifying example of industries trying to
wreak havoc on those who regulate them-and winning.""Jaczko
sou ... More >>
Perhaps you've heard the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ordered the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) to remain shut down until plant operator Southern California Edison (SCE) can satisfy the feds that it knows why tubes wore out in two steam generators recently and that it ... More >>
Flickr User Bruce TutenTwenty million fewer gallons of sewage will taint the 1,624 mile California coastline starting next year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it will ban all large cruise ships and other commercial vessels from discharging sewage withi ... More >>