San Onofre remains throttled at 25 percent power


Last updated 3/15/2010 at Noon

SAN CLEMENTE - Southern California's only big nuclear reactor complex remains throttled down to just 25 percent of its power capacity, as its owner saves fuel to meet power demands next summer, it was reported today.

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, on the San Diego-Orange county line, has one nuclear reactor working at half capacity, and the other shut off completely, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The plant's Unit 3 will remain at half capacity for about 45 days and will be brought up to full power output when demand requires it this summer, said Gil Alexander, a spokes...

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