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

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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

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.

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