4 more steam tubes fail in tests at troubled San Onofre nuclear plant’s Unit 3 reactor

4 more steam tubes fail in tests at troubled San Onofre nuclear plant’s Unit 3 reactor
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4 more steam tubes fail in tests at troubled San Onofre nuclear plant’s Unit 3 reactor 16 Mar 2012 Four more tubes that carry radioactive water at a Southern California nuclear power plant failed pressure tests, prompting new safety concerns, officials disclosed Friday. The four tubes in a massive steam generator failed Thursday in the Unit 3 reactor at the San Onofre coastal plant in northern San Diego County, Southern California Edison said. Three other tubes failed earlier tests, the company said Wednesday, bringing the total to seven.

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