OAK HARBOR, Ohio — A southern California utility’s decision to decommission a nuclear power plant plagued by trouble with its replacement steam generators reinforces the need for deep scrutiny of proposed steam-generator replacement at the Davis-Besse plant near Toledo, an anti-nuclear activist coalition contends. Southern California Edison said Friday it will abandon plans to restart its twin reactors at San Onofre after investigation of a small radioactive-steam leak 17 months ago revealed extensive damage to hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water in the plant’s virtually new steam generators.Read More
San Clemente, CA and Toledo, OH -- Southern California Edison announced Friday it would permanently shutdown the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.
The move comes 17 months after the San Onofre plant was idled because of problems in steam generator systems.Read More
Expert witness report examining the licensing basis for First Energy's proposed Replacement Once Through Steam Generator modification to its Davis-Besse nuclear reactor. Fairewinds concludes that First Energy is attempting to avoid the more rigorous, full license amendment process, as Edison did at San Onofre with disastrous results.Read More
Arnie Gundersen calls on the NRC and its Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) to review the AP1000 containment design, to require installation of filters to protect public health and safety, and to delay federal funding and licensing until significant design issues are completely addressed. April 21, 2010. Presented to: NRC ACRSRead More