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Local News in Brief : San Onofre

December 18, 1987

A pump malfunction prompted operators of the San Onofre nuclear power plant to shut down the Unit 2 reactor Thursday.

Officials of Southern California Edison, operator of the plant, said the shutdown did not result in the release of radiation nor was it a hazard to workers or the public.

Two pumps that feed water to the reactor apparently stopped working when a valve incorrectly closed because of a "false signal" emitted by an electrical system that controls the device, a plant spokesman said.

The reactor was operating at 75% of full power when the shutdown occurred. Officials could not say how long repairs would take, but said the shutdown will not affect service to the utility's customers.

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