San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Declares Unusual Event Due to Mexico Border Earthquake

August 26, 2012

August 26, 2012

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SAN ONOFRE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2012 – In compliance with regulations, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) declared a Notice of Unusual Event at 12:39 p.m. after an earthquake was detected by the station’s monitoring system.  The station subsequently received reports of earthquakes near the Mexico border.

The plant has been off-line since earlier this year, and there is no safety risk for the public or SONGS employees.

This declaration follows the protocols set by of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission which also includes notification of state and community partners. All notifications have been made. 

For updates, please visit www.SONGScommunity.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SCE_SONGS, and on www.facebook.com/sce.

The San Onofre plant is jointly owned by SCE (78.21%), San Diego Gas & Electric (20%), and the city of Riverside (1.79%).

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San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Declares Unusual Event Due to Mexico Border Earthquake