BREAKING: Emergency Reported At San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant
From CBS Los Angeles:
SAN ONOFRE (CBS) — An alert has been declared at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Diego County.
Orange County Sheriff’s officials say that there was an incident at the plant at approximately 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, prompting an alert.
Southern California Edison tells CBS 2 that the incident is “an ammonia leak that is being contained.” The leak occurred in a steam system used to drive the station’s turbines, SCE said. The leak is not nuclear.
No radiation is currently escaping from the power plant, Lt. Roland Chacon said. The Orange County Emergency Operations Center has been activated.
No evacuations have been ordered and there is no danger to the public, SCE said.