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PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant
PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant

State utility regulators, after denying a pair of records requests from activists and reporters, released a controversial study from a scientist about the cause of the catastrophic failure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in early 2012. Late Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission made public a draft review by Robert J. Budnitz of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that looked into why steam generators failed at the San Onofre plant while similar equipment has been working well at another California nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon. Budnitz found that the generators at San Onofre, operated by Southern California Edison Co., were plagued by "one or more...

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