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August 13, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Regional Water Quality Control Board, which on four occasions postponed a decision on whether the San Onofre nuclear power plant violates its federal pollutant discharge permit, agreed Monday to consider taking some action against the plant--but not right away. The board voted unanimously to hold a public hearing on Oct.
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NEWS
August 26, 1991
A high-decibel siren warning of a major accident at San Onofre nuclear power plant sounded by mistake Sunday, Southern California Edison Co. reported. David Barron, a company spokesman, said the siren near San Juan Creek Road and Camino Capistrano went off during the late afternoon and was reported to Edison about 5:30 p.m. by Orange County emergency management workers. By the time a repair crew reached the siren, it had stopped operating.
NEWS
February 5, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
A reactor at the San Onofre nuclear power plant that can provide energy for 1.1 million homes will be unusable for several weeks after an electrical fire Sunday afternoon. No radiation was released and no one was injured, said Ray Golden, a spokesman for Southern California Edison. The No. 3 reactor had been off-line since Jan. 2 because it was being refueled and maintained.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2000
Enraging environmentalists, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week agreed to extend the life of the San Onofre nuclear power plant until 2022, nine years beyond the date it was to retire. Activists say Southern California Edison, the plant operator, won the extension without effective public notice or proof that the move is safe. Regulatory and plant officials disagree, and say such an extension simply allows plant operators to recapture time lost during construction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1990 | LEN HALL
All 50 sirens that make up the emergency warning system for the San Onofre Nuclear power plant will sound off in tests twice between 10 a.m. and noon today. The sirens are installed on poles throughout the cities of San Clemente, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano, as well as in parts of the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. Each test blast will last between two and five minutes, said David Barron, a spokesman for Southern California Edison Co., which operations the station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2001
South Orange County residents who hear the high-pitched, steady wail of sirens this morning should not call 911. Local safety officials say it's only a test of the San Onofre nuclear power plant's emergency alert system. Between 10 a.m. and noon today, 49 sirens within 10 miles of the plant will sound twice, for three to five minutes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1996 | JOHN POPE
Several South County cities and unincorporated areas near the San Onofre nuclear power plant will conduct a test of 50 community alert sirens between 10 a.m. and noon Wednesday, officials said. Residents within 10 miles of the plant can expect to hear two siren blasts lasting three to five minutes each, said Southern California Edison spokesman Ray Golden.
NEWS
June 18, 1988 | LESLIE WOLF, Times Staff Writer
For the first time in the 21-year history of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has suspended the license of a reactor operator for failing a drug test. Maurice P. Acosta Jr. had his license lifted Thursday by the federal agency after he failed for the third time a drug test administered by Southern California Edison, which operates the plant just south of San Clemente.
NEWS
September 2, 1987
Five workers at the San Onofre nuclear power plant were contaminated by radioactive reactor coolant water when a valve they were attempting to open sprang a leak and began spraying the men, officials said. David Barron, a spokesman for plant operator Southern California Edison, said all of the workers were decontaminated and none suffered exposure above regulatory limits.
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