News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by A Martínez
Airs Weekdays 9 to 10 a.m.

A look at the San Onofre power plant, one year after closure




The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been offline for one year since a radioactive leak from a damaged steam generator tube January 31, 2012. Southern California Edison has submitted a plan to restart one of the plant's two units. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said they will consider the plan by April or May 2013.
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been offline for one year since a radioactive leak from a damaged steam generator tube January 31, 2012. Southern California Edison has submitted a plan to restart one of the plant's two units. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said they will consider the plan by April or May 2013.
Grant Slater/KPCC

Listen to story

06:32
Download this story 3.0MB

One year ago today, a tube burst inside one the newly installed steam generators at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. A tiny amount of radioactive steam was released, and the plant been closed ever since. Here to explain when and if it will ever re-open is Orange County reporter, Ben Bergman.


RELATED: FAQ: Everything you need to know about the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant