Feds release confidential report on San Onofre plant

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San Onofre nuclear power plant

San Onofre nuclear power plant (AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal regulators have released parts of a once-confidential report at the center of a dispute between California Sen. Barbara Boxer and the company that runs the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.

However, sections of the 64-page report released by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were redacted, and it wasn’t immediately clear if the issues highlighted by Boxer were included.

Boxer last month obtained a copy of the study that she says suggests operator Southern California Edison took shortcuts that compromised safety.

Edison says the Democratic senator is off the mark.

The plant between San Diego and Los Angeles hasn’t produced electricity in more than a year.

It was shut down after a small radiation leak led to the discovery of damage to hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water inside the generators.

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