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What the San Onofre closure means for the nuclear power industry




A couple stands near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station at San Onofre State Beach on March 15, 2012 south of San Clemente, California
A couple stands near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station at San Onofre State Beach on March 15, 2012 south of San Clemente, California
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This morning, we're following breaking news on the San Onofre nuclear plant. Southern California Edison announced in a press release that it is closing the generating station due to uncertainty over the plant's future.

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KPCC's Ed Joyce fills us in on the latest. Then, David Lochbaum, a nuclear engineer who once worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and who directs the nuclear safety program for the Union of Concerned Scientists, joins the show with more on what closure of the San Onofre plant means for the nuclear power industry.

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