Last San Onofre steam generator headed to disposal site

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Launches Cancer Risk┬áTestOCEANSIDE, Calif. — The last of four old steam generators from the San Onofre nuclear plant will head to a site in Utah for disposal this week.

Two of the steam generators were shipped to Clive, Utah, last year and another was transported last month. The final steam generator is scheduled to be trucked out Wednesday night, according to plant operator Southern California Edison.

The plant has been out of service for 10 months because of defects in the replacement steam generators installed in 2010 and 2011, which led to small amounts of radiation leaking from a tube in January.



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