California nuke plant leak called ‘no risk’
February 1, 2012
A leak in a steam generator tube at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California Tuesday poses no danger, plant officials say. [Los Angeles Times]
As an investigation continues today into the cause and scope of the leak, a spokesman for Southern California Edison Co. said the incident was minor to the point when “it wouldn’t even qualify as the least severe” infraction as defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The plant’s Number 3 unit was shut down about 5:30 p.m., as “a precaution,” but no risk was posed to workers, said the spokesman, and no evacuations occurred.
Customer service will not be affected.