The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has raised new questions about nuclear facilities in this country. The only nuclear plant in Southern California is at San Onofre, and it's a familiar sight to anyone who's driven along the Five freeway toward San Diego. Like the Fukushima plant, and many others, San Onofre is built on the shoreline. Here to explain why the beach is such a popular place for nuclear power plants, our Steve Proffitt.
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