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ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 11, 2011 – Southern California Edison’s (SCE) San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is operating safely following a tsunami advisory issued early this morning for the Orange County coastline by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. SCE’s operations system-wide continue to function, and there have been no reports of any unusual activity.
The tsunami advisory came following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan Thursday. The National Weather Service reports the tsunami could send waves one to three feet high along the West Coast today.
The San Onofre Generating Station has not reported any unusual activity. All operations continue normally. The plant’s protective measures include a reinforced tsunami wall 30 feet above sea level.
As a precautionary measure, SCE personnel have been placed on standby in coastal areas that may be affected. Additional personnel will be dispatched to any areas if needed.
SCE also wants to reinforce safety warnings to customers. In the event of any power outages and power lines are on the ground, do not touch them. Stay away and call 911 immediately.
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