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See the update on a Southern California Edison contractor presumed dead in today's blast. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 30, 1:27 P.M.: One person died this afternoon after a vault exploded in Huntington Beach. The incident was reported at 12:16 p.m. in the 16200 block of Tisbury Circle, according to Huntin ... More >>
Southern California Edison (SCE) would like the world to know that all the radioactive fuel has been removed from the doomed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station's Unit 2 reactor. We here at OC Weekly, the newspaper that predicted the plant would shut down just a few days before the news broke, ar ... More >>
Uh, this doesn't sound good. A day after federal judges ruled that Southern California Edison (SCE) can't reopen its troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) without a full public review--something that won't happen for months--SCE is announcing a Friday media relations meeting to dis ... More >>
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 >>
Southern California Edison (SCE) apparently doesn't like it when you illegally tap into the company's electrical grid to power your indoor marijuana grow. So when it realized that whoever was living at the house in the 10700 block of El Rubi Circle was was pirating an inordinate amount of electricit ... 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 >>
Southern California Edison has officially confirmed what has been assumed for weeks: its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will not come back online this summer.The power giant is now looking at an August restart.
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 >>
UPDATE, FEB. 23, 10:01 A.M.: The San Clemente City Council is to receive a staff report March 20 that should help city leaders decide whether more radiation monitoring should be done in the town 2 miles from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).Some residents have called for stepped- ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 15, 9:17 P.M.: Southern California Edison repair crew members must have felt as if they were stuck in a Godfather 3 scene last night, for just when they thought they were out (in Lake Forest), they were back in (in Huntington Beach). Specifically, as power was near completely restore ... More >>
Signatures can be collected for a state voter initiative that would effectively shut down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.California's only other operating nuclear power plant in Diablo Canyon would also be mothballed should such a measure pass.Ben Davis Jr., the Santa Cruz activist who fo ... More >>
Until yesterday, the most-infamous case of OC mass schoolkid indoctrination was a 1961 rally at Glover Stadium in Anaheim held by the Orange County School of Anti-Communism, a red-baiting machine whose members included Walter Knott and the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, and whose paranoia set the stage ... More >>
There's an interesting story on NBC San Diego's website about a wrongful-termination lawsuit that's apparently just been filed against Southern California Edison (SCE), the company that owns and operates the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, or SONGS. The suit was filed by Paul Diaz, a plant ... More >>
Maybe it's the fact that Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant has already suffered several explosions, is currently leaking radiation into the air, and seems to be headed toward total meltdown. Maybe it's the fact that a cold pressure system is sucking cold wind out of China and Korea and sendin ... More >>
Now this is a big relief: Southern California Edison, which operates the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, or SONGS, says that their nuke plant--you know, those two pendulous white domes on the beach between San Clemente and Camp Pendleton--is totally safe. And by "totally safe," they mean i ... More >>
Readers following the Weekly on Twitter claim there is a big power outage in Huntington Beach right now, something Southern California Edison has confirmed.OUTAGE DETAILSCity: HUNTINGTON BEACH Start time: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 2:58 PM Problem description: There is currently a wide spread pow ... More >>
What's an Applachian coal-mining foe doing in the GOP tea party stronghold of Orange County?"She's red meat for the eco-nuts," said Ed Amador, co-organizer of Saturday's Treehuggers' Ball in bucolic Baker Canyon for the Canyon Land Conservation Fund. There was more vegan cheese than beef at this ... More >>
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House.govMoneymakerWhen it comes to electricity made from solar panels, Southern California Edison is in a buying mood.
An anti-tax group and a coalition of businesses quietly led by Texas oil companies have launched a signature drive for a November ballot initiative that would suspend California's pioneering law to combat global warming.Meanwhile, a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)-bankrolled measure that cons ... More >>
Filmmaker’s message to protesters: Sometimes a red carpet is just a red carpet
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is running out of steam. But Edison has a crazy plan to save it.
They need to stop acting like drunks at court-ordered AA meetings and sober up
The dailies slept while Edison bosss income rose to $503,000 per month
Even as Edison was claiming it was nearly bankrupt, it paid the new Peace Corps chief more than $300,000 in bonuses
Eddie and Jo Ellen Allen have their very own housing crisis
Moxley responds to Jo Ellen Allens response to God Bless America!
Linda McLandrich says she lost her husband to San Onofre but swears she wont lose again
Former Dornan aide Brian Bennett promises to save SoCal Edison by any means necessary
Now broke, the power company uses taxpayer cash to fund a global business empire
Was electric deregulation cover for union-busting in power plants?
How Edison convinced you that deregulation reform was a bad idea
In the battle over power deregulation, the Reg figures it ought to be you
Utilities generate more hysteria than power
Nuclear industry exposes ex-governor's Ward Valley lie
Head Supervisor lacks the vision thing