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San Onofre Plans Major Emergency Test

April 7, 2011

I heard this this morning on the local San Diego news. What I heard on Channel 10 news was the main thrust of the test was to check the POWER SYSTEMS. My readers know I have been harping on this subject as an interuption of power for more than four hours will set off a cascade of events similar to the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

Read more about it or listen to our local KPBS station — click here

One of the largest emergency tests in years will be conducted at the San Onofre nuclear power plant next week. Operators want to know if we’re prepared for a natural disaster.

About 200 workers will be simulating how to shutdown the plant north of San Diego and secure radioactive fuel. Gil Alexander is with Southern California Edison the company in charge of San Onofre. He said this will be the largest drill of its kind to insure public safety.

“We believe the plant is safe (from) any type of natural disaster,” he said.

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