Chernobyl disaster, corrosion, Fukushima Disaster, Leaks, masking tape, Nuclear power, nuclear power plants, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, pipes, plastic, public health hazards, repairs, San Diego, San Onofre, Southern California Edison, west coast
Note: First, let’s state the obvious. A nuclear power plant should not be built anywhere near seismic fault lines that can produce a crippling earthquake and a tsunami! This is just plain stupidity and recklessness at work here! Have we not learned our lessons from Chernobyl and the ongoing Fukushima crisis? Furthermore, companies that cannot comply with safety regulations should have their business licenses revoked. Especially businesses who are more concerned about cutting costs for profit at the risk of environmental catastrophe and human casualties! John E Loeffler – Fountain City, WI
SAN DIEGO – An inside source gave Team 10 a picture snapped inside the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) showing plastic bags, masking tape and broom sticks used to stem a massive leaky pipe.
San Onofre owner Southern California Edison (SCE), confirms the picture was taken inside Unit Three, but did not say when. The anonymous source said the picture was taken in December 2012.
Unit Three is the same unit that leaked radiation in January 2012. SONGS has been shutdown since then as a precaution.
“[Staff] identified a small leak in the water box and will perform maintenance per our scheduling process,” SCE spokeswoman Maureen Brown wrote in a statement. “In the meantime, plastic is in place to direct the water from the small leak to a drain.”