NASA announced that it will fully comply with the Agreement on Consent (AOC) signed in December 2010 to cleanup its portion of SSFL to background levels and set the scope of its Environmental Impact Statement to be in compliance with the AOC.
There is a new report on the devastating information recently disclosed by the NRC–that approximately 3,400 steam generator tubes have gone bad at San Onofre, a number nearly equal to as many tubes installed in Unit 2 and Unit 3 of the power plant. Despite this information, Edison is considering re-starting Unit 2 as early as August 2012.
CBG’s Dan Hirsch:
“This reveals a far greater problem than has been previously disclosed, and raises serious questions about whether it is safe to restart either unit.”
2011 was a historical year for nuclear power and the nuclear industry. After TMI, nuclear industry advocates told us not to worry, they had brought the accident under control a half-hour before a complete meltdown and breach of the reactor vessel would have occurred.
After Chernobyl had a complete meltdown (and fire) they told us not to worry, it was a Soviet-design reactor, different than ours.
But what can they say in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, which, as I write, is still going on? These were General Electric-designed plants, in a technologically advanced society, with a regulatory structure …
The second of two City Council meetings Tuesday devoted to nuclear power and San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in light of Japan’s Fukushima disaster brought out another 200 people and four experts over nearly six hours.