San Onofre nuclear power plant: More dangerous than imagined

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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.”

The Nation: ‘Shut Down San Onofre’: The New Front Line in the Fight Against Nuclear Power

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The Nation magazine reports on the efforts to shutter the San Onofre plant.  CBG has been working with the community and other nuclear policy organizations to shutter the problem-riddled plant.

EPA Inspector General Criticizes EPA Radiation Monitoring Network 

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General confirms CBG Criticisms of EPA Radiation Monitoring Network Large Fraction Broken During Fukushima Crisis.  In January 2009, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an audit report that contained recommendations for improving the management and oversight of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Radiation Network (RadNet) system. The OIG conducted a follow-up audit and released its results.

Click for EPA IG report: here