The nuclear power reactors at San Onofre generated power off and on for 40 years, until they were shut down a year ago because of leakage from a tube for radioactive steam. It turned out that hundreds of such tubes were wearing out unexpectedly fast; repair would require a lengthy hearing process with an uncertain outcome. Last Friday, Southern California Edison announced it would close the entire plant permanently.
The Shutdown of San Onofre and California's Energy Future
Steven Conroy - Southern California Edison - @SCE, Morgan Lee - U-T San Diego - @SoCalSpark, Michael Hiltzik - Los Angeles Times - @hiltzikm, Gary Headrick - San Clemente Green - @SCGreenGH, John White - Clean Power Campaign / Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology - @vjohnwhite