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  • Edison failed to fix problems with San Onofre system, Boxer charges

     
    Southern California Edison was aware of problems with replacement steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power but chose not to make fixes, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer charged Wednesday. Boxer’s office cited a leaked report from Mitsubishi Heavy...
  • San Onofre: Edison denies it was aware of plant defects

     
    Southern California Edison, the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant, pushed back against two lawmakers who said that the utility company was aware of defects in the plant's replacement steam generators before installing them. Sen....
  • San Onofre design issues probed by regulatory commission

     
    The head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday that the agency's office of investigations is probing the "completeness and accuracy" of information Southern California Edison has given the agency about equipment at its troubled San...
  • San Onofre design choices led to nuclear plant shutdown

     
    An executive with the company that manufactured faulty equipment that led to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant defended decisions made in the design of the replacement steam generators. The company made choices in designing support structures...
  • L.A. Now Live: San Onofre nuclear plant's flawed steam generators

     
    A report released Friday by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission provides the most detailed picture to date of how a flawed system of new steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant was designed. Time staff writer Abby Sewell will......
  • Michael Hiltzik: Student loan debate: Take the focus off interest rates

    Michael Hiltzik: Student loan debate: Take the focus off interest rates
  • Damage at two Japan nuclear plants prompts evacuations

    Damage at two Japan nuclear plants prompts evacuations
    Japanese officials struggled Saturday to avert the possibility of a meltdown at two major nuclear power plants whose emergency cooling systems were damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami. Emergency officials ordered the evacuation Saturday of all...
  • A look at Japan's damaged nuclear plants

    A look at Japan's damaged nuclear plants
    The situation at one of Japan's crippled nuclear power plants seemed to go from bad to worse as an explosion Saturday destroyed a building that houses one reactor and on Sunday another reactor began experiencing problems with its cooling system. An...
  • Japan's crisis may have already derailed 'nuclear renaissance'

    Japan's crisis may have already derailed 'nuclear renaissance'
    The nuclear crisis in Japan, even if authorities are able to bring damaged reactors under control, has cast doubts on the future of nuclear power as a clean-energy solution in the United States and around the globe. Before the recent events in Japan, the...
  • Japan Nuclear Accident Spooks Three Mile Island Residents

    Japan Nuclear Accident Spooks Three Mile Island Residents
    Judy Stare remembers the day 32 years ago when she and her family fled from the melting core of the nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island. On a day when the dangers of a meltdown at a nuclear power plant in Japan dominated the front pages in the U.S., the...
  • Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach

    Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach
    Dangerous levels of radiation escaped a quake-stricken nuclear power plant after one reactor's steel containment structure was apparently breached by an explosion, and another reactor building in the same complex caught fire, Japan's leaders told a...