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By Jeff Pack

Recent incident at San Onofre Nuclear plant sparks controversy


Last updated 8/17/2018 at 2:38pm

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Southern California Edison announced in a statement Aug. 10 that an incident at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has caused a hold on all transfers of spent fuel at the facility. Project opponents say this is just another in a long string of dangerous incidents that have happened at the facility since it was decommissioned in 2013.

The utility operating the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station confirmed an incident last week involving a canister containing spent nuclear fuel and has directed the contractor in charge of transferring the fuel to conduct additional training. All transfers have been put on hold, Southern California Edison officials said in a statement released Aug. 10.

The cannister, loaded by a crew from Holtec Aug. 3, got wedged, but a Southern California Edison oversight team discovered the canister was not sitting properly, Edison officials said. The canister was then re-positioned correctly and plac...

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