San Clemente, California
Local population: 105,010 (10-mile radius)
Pressurized Water Reactor
Licensed to operate from 03/27/67-11/30/92
Southern California Edison Company
Groundwater Leaks Reported, Year Plus Outages
Related Links & Documents
06/1981Fission Stories #115 reported how workers found a key cooling water system for emergency equipment to be partially obstructed by gooseneck barnacles.
09/18/2006 UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in February 1982 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report. See details | Download the pdf (1.5 kb)
02/27/1982Fission Stories #4 explains how maintenance work on a seawater pump begun during low tide opened a hole that caused a whole lot of problems at high tide.