Posted by Big Gav in nuclear power
The WSJ has a report on more safety issues at US nuclear power plants - More Problems at Calif. Nuclear Plant.
More failed pressure tests of critical equipment at a Southern California nuclear-power plant raised new concerns about safety and possible electricity shortages this summer.
Edison International's Southern California Edison utility said Friday four steam tubes, or metal pipes, that carry radioactive water failed pressure tests. Three other tubes ruptured during testing earlier in the week, prompting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to send a team to investigate.
SoCal Edison said it was taking the ruptures seriously, and was looking for alternative power sources to serve customers.