SAN ONOFRE (CNS) - Southern California Edison announced Saturday it has informed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it has completed additional inspections of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Unit 2 steam generators, based on Unit 3 findings.
On April 11, Southern California Edison identified wear in two of the 19,454 tubes in the Unit 2 generators that was similar to the type of wear that was previously seen in Unit 3. Southern California Edison conducted these inspections with technology specifically designed to identify this type of wear.
"Our number one priority is, and always has been, the health and safety of the public and our employees," said Southern California Edison Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer Pete Dietrich. "Our commitment remains the same; the utility will only bring the units on line when we and the NRC are satisfied that it is safe to do so."
Southern California Edison also provided a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today updating the ongoing Unit 2 steam generator tube inspections and to confirm the actions outlined in the commission's confirmatory action letter, which Southern California Edison received on March 27.
The letter outlines actions Southern California Edison must complete at the nuclear plant before seeking permission from the commission to restart Units 2 and 3.
Unit 3 of the plant south of San Clemente has been shut down since Jan. 31, when station operators detected a leak in one of its steam generator tubes.
Its two steam generators are undergoing extensive testing and inspections in order to fully assess their condition and the cause of the leak.
Unit 2 was taken down for planned maintenance Jan. 9.
Unit 1 was shut down in 1992 over fears that it could not withstand a major earthquake.
In San Diego, six women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and Susan G. Komen is there to help with free diagnostic mammograms, screenings, temporary financial aid, education and more.
The self-proclaimed “world’s most scientifically-tested medium” joined News 8 Morning Extra on Friday to talk about relaying messages from the hereafter.
It's back to school for kids and teachers around the county! To mark the occasion, News 8 asked our reporters and anchors to share their photos from their younger days - ready to learn! Can you guess who they are?
Police Tuesday released surveillance footage from an armed robbery at a San Carlos video game store and offered a reward for help in identifying the suspect, who took cash from the register but fled when he was locked out of a back room while forcing two employees at gunpoint to turn over their wallets.
Firefighters have halted the spread of that roughly five-acre brush fire off state Route 67 and Slaughterhouse Canyon Road in the Foster area, near Lakeside, according to Cal Fire.
It's that time of year again - the kids are going back to school. San Diego Unified starts next Monday and the superintendent of the school district Cindy Marten visited Morning Extra to discuss back-to-school initiatives in academics, wellness and fitness, science and technology, and civic leadership.
It's back to school for several school districts over the next few weeks and that means it’s time to purchase school supplies.
San Diego opponents of legislation that would allow cities around the state to extend the closing time for bars to 4 a.m., from the current 2 a.m., said Tuesday the bill would create problems that would spread into the community.