san onofre

Surfers pass in front of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Onofre, Calif. on June 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Fuel removed from shuttered San Onofre reactor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Workers at the San Onofre nuclear power plant have finished removing highly radioactive fuel from its Unit 2 reactor, marking a milestone as the plant fades into early retirement. Southern California […]

07/24/2013

The San Onofre nuclear power plant. (AP Photo)

CA power prices up 59 percent after nuke shutdown

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal number crunchers say the shutdown of the seaside San Onofre nuclear plant is partially to blame for a 59 percent increase in wholesale electricity prices for California during the first […]

07/24/2013

The San Onofre nuclear power plant. (AP Photo)

600 to get pink slips at San Onofre

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Operators of the San Onofre nuclear power plant are laying off 600 employees as the troubled facility begins to shut down for good. The Orange County Register says nonunion employees […]

06/27/2013

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Environmentalists praise fed ruling on San Onofre

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal panel Monday sided with environmentalists who have called for lengthy hearings on a plan to restart the ailing San Onofre nuclear power plant — a decision that further clouds […]

05/13/2013

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Calif. reactors might be retired if restart nixed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Costs tied to the long-running shutdown of California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant have soared to $553 million, while the majority owner raised the possibility Tuesday of retiring the plant if it can’t get one reactor running later this year.

04/30/2013

Man-made OC reef not generating enough fish

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Biologists say a San Clemente habitat built to compensate for a drop-off in fish population because of the San Onofre nuclear plant’s warm water emissions isn’t generating enough fish.

04/09/2013

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Ailing San Onofre nuke plant eyes summer restart

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in California is considering a new pathway to get one of the shuttered reactors back in service by summer.

03/22/2013

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Cloudy future for San Onofre nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The future of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant is clouded by uncertainty. Regulatory filings disclosed Tuesday say it is contending with rising costs, extensive equipment repairs and even questions about insurance coverage for wildfires.

02/26/2013

Tube wear detailed at nuke plant

(AP) – Federal regulators have released the most detailed information to date on damage at California’s idled San Onofre nuclear power plant. Records posted Thursday show the extent of wear in 3,400 tubes that carry […]

07/12/2012

Southern Californians urged to conserve power

(AP) – State energy officials plan to unveil an electricity conservation campaign for Southern California in light of forecasts of a hotter-than-normal summer and the continuing outage of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Grid […]

06/27/2012

More wear found on tubes at San Onofre

(AP) – The operator of an idled nuclear plant on the California coast announced Thursday that more unusual wear has been found on tubes that carry radioactive water, deepening a mystery involving the design of […]

04/12/2012