San Onofre Reactor Emergency Syndrome....its really bad, they got crappy parts that are more than half gone after a few years, and the result will be a direct radiation leak into a populated area.
And they want to "repair it", rather than take a loss and say it's time to stop fixing the clunker. 3400 bad tubes and they want to "fix it". What a greedy bunch of psychopaths.
The facts are here:
Jul 12, 2012
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on July 12 released detailed information about the worn steam generator tubes at the 2,200 MW San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station in California.
The NRC said detection of wear in the tubes was found in almost 15,000 different areas. For Unit 3 alone, over 280 sports were reported to have more than 50 percent of the tube wall worn away. In total, 3,401 of the plant’s almost 40,000 tubes in four steam generators have signs of wear.
Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International (NYSE: EIX) company and owner of the plant, in May said costs associated with inspections and repairs to the plant could land between $55 million and $65 million. At the same time, SCE had plugged more than 1,300 tubes.