CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1999 |
Federal regulators on Monday gave the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and its neighboring communities high marks in being prepared for a nuclear disaster. "Generally, we're happy with their performance," said Tom Ridgeway, branch chief for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which oversees emergency preparedness. "They have demonstrated that they . . . have plans in place and the ability to protect the public."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1999 |
Though the mood was serious and the faces solemn, a message board scrolled out the real story in red letters: "This is a drill." Public officials, nuclear experts and media representatives gathered Wednesday for Southern California Edison's testing and grading of emergency preparedness at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Clemente, the last such exercise this century.
April 12, 1994 |
A gust from an air lock knocked down a group of workers at the Seabrook nuclear plant, slightly injuring 11, authorities said. The accident Sunday afternoon occurred when hydraulically operated doors were being opened after the plant was shut down for refueling. An air lock is an airtight compartment between places that do not have the same air pressure. Two workers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries, and nine others received cuts and bruises, a spokesman said.
January 30, 1993 |
Russian officials, disclosing new details about a series of nuclear disasters in the Ural Mountains, have admitted that 450,000 people were contaminated by radiation from the giant Mayak atomic plant between 1948 and 1967, and that the site remains a potential hazard.
January 16, 1993 |
Just as this week's two apparently harmless fires at the Chernobyl nuclear plant rekindled popular fears in Ukraine, Turkey has been reliving its own nightmare of those fearful days of radioactive clouds and rain. But whereas Ukrainians have lived for years with the impact of the April, 1986, disaster--8,000 people are thought to have died as a result--the Turks 700 miles to the south had always been told that they had little to worry about.
April 25, 1992 |
In the weeks following the explosion and fire at the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station six years ago, the Soviet leadership told lie upon lie to cover up the scope of the disaster and hide the danger it posed to the country's population, according to secret Communist Party documents published Friday by the newspaper Izvestia.