San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (songs) is a nuclear power plant located on the Pacific coast of California. The 84 acres (34 hectares) in the northwest corner of San Diego County, south of San Clemente, and surrounded by the San Onofre State Park and adjacent to Interstate 5.
Unit 1 is no longer in use and has been dismantled. It 'used as a storage site for spent fuel. It 'was a spherical containment of concrete and steel wall with a minimum of 6 feet (1.8 m) thick. This reactor was the first production reactor Westinghouse pressurized water that was 25 years, closing permanently in 1992. Units 2 and 3, Combustion Engineering pressurized water reactors continue to operate and produces 1172 MWe and 1178 MWe, respectively.
July 12, 1982 edition of Time (magazine) says, "the company Bechtel has been further confused in 1977 when it installed 420 tons of reactor vessel back" at San Onofre.
The plant is operated by Southern California Edison. Edison International, SCE's parent company, has 78.2% ownership of the plant, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, 20%, and the City of Riverside Public Utilities Department, 1.8%. The plant employs over 2000 people.
The plant is located in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV.
The Surrounding Population :

Nuclear Regulatory Commission defines two emergency planning zones around nuclear power plants: an exhibition area shaped plume 10 miles (16 km), especially for exposure and inhalation, air pollution and radioactive ingestion pathway zone about 50 miles (80 km), mainly through ingestion of contaminated food and fluids by radioactivity.
Population of the United States 2010, 10 miles (16 km) from San Onofre was 92 687, an increase of 50.0 percent a decade according to an analysis of U.S. Census information 2010 of the U.S. population within 50 miles (80 km) was 8,460,508, which is 14.9 percent since 2000. Cities within 50 kilometers from San Diego (45 kilometers).
Environmental Mitigation :

Strong spherical containment buildings around reactors are designed to prevent unplanned releases of radiation. Tectonic fault line is the Cristianitos nearest fault is considered inactive. Southern California Edison said the station was "built to withstand a magnitude 7.0 earthquake directly beneath the plant."
Unlike many of pressurized water reactors, but, like some other resort areas in southern California, the San Onofre plant uses seawater for cooling, and therefore lacks an iconic cooling towers typically associated with central the nuclear enterprise. However, changes in water use rules may require the construction of cooling towers in the future to avoid further direct use of sea water. Limited available in March near the reactor is likely to require the towers are built on the opposite side of Interstate 5.
San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant
The Seismic Risk :

Nuclear Regulatory Commission estimated that the risk each year by an earthquake of sufficient intensity to cause damage to the reactor core at San Onofre was 1 in 58,824, according to a study published in the NRC in August 2010.
In Popular Culture :

In the book of James W. Huston, Fallout, Pakistan, the air force pilots trying to bomb San Onofre stolen California Air National Guard F-16. In the book of James Bond's license renewed by John Gardner, was one of the six nuclear power plants in the plot "Meltdown" terrorist / blackmail in The Lord of Murcaldy, Anton Murik. In the science fiction novel Timescape, Gregory Benford, nuclear power plants in San Onofre raised the water temperature along the adjacent coast, which stimulated aquatic life.
The plant was also in 1983-the film Koyaanisqatsi.
In 2011, the television series The Event, the fuel rods were removed and transported to the station of San Onofre nuclear generation to thwart the plan of foreigners to steal uranium to build their network of specialized transportation. The transport number was used to transport people from their own planet Earth.
Emergency :

At about 16:10 on November 1, 2011, the radio station KFI 640 AM reported that there is an emergency at San Onofre nuclear power plant. No further details were available.


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