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 - business columnist for the LA Times - @hiltzikm
- Gary Headrick - San Clemente Green - @SCGreenGH
- John White - Clean Power Campaign / Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology - @vjohnwhite