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Nuclear Regulatory Commission to send inspectors to San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station


Last updated 3/14/2012 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced today it will send more inspectors to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to see why three steam generator tubes failed in pressure testing.

The tubes failed the tests on Wednesday, said officials of Southern California Edison, the facility's operator.

The NRC had inspectors on hand at the time, and the new group will add to their number.

The tubes are three of more than 19,000 in Unit Three at the northern San Diego County plant, located near the Orange County line.

Unit Three has been shut down for testing and maintenance f...

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