The Shutdown of San Onofre and California's Energy Future

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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. 

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Guests:
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

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh, Katie Cooper, Evan George