The San Onofre nuclear power plant was shut down on Tuesday after a leak was detected inside the reactor. Officials say that the leak does not pose a health threat. The North County Times has been following this story and reports that there are signs of considerable wear on parts of the reactor. According to the paper, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman said that “Edison will also have to diagnose why the generators appear to be degrading more quickly than expected and come up with a plan to address accelerated wear.”
Over on our Facebook page, Which Way, L.A? listener Gus Ayer writes:
Nothing could go wrong when you build a beachfront nuclear power plant near a major earthquake fault near major population centers.