Edison International : San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Makes Notification of an Unusual Event to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
04/20/2012| 07:20pm US/Eastern
Operations personnel at Southern California Edison's San Onofre Nuclear
Generating Station (SONGS) declared the occurrence of an unusual event
as the result of a small fire in an electrical panel in the
non-radiological side of Unit 2. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was
Operators declared an unusual event at 12:49 p.m. and exited the event
less than an hour later at 1:41 p.m. The SONGS fire department responded
and extinguished the fire.
There was no threat to the public or employees, and no one was hurt. The
cause of the fire is now being investigated.
Unit 2 was taken out of service for a planned outage on Jan. 9. Both
Units 2 and 3 remain shut down for steam generator testing and analysis.
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