Skip to comments.Plastic bags, tape, broomsticks fix San Onofre leak
Posted on 04/30/2013 8:03:29 AM PDT by RummyChick
SAN DIEGO - An inside source gave Team 10 a picture snapped inside the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) showing plastic bags, masking tape and broom sticks used to stem a massive leaky pipe.
San Onofre owner Southern California Edison (SCE), confirms the picture was taken inside Unit Three, but did not say when. The anonymous source said the picture was taken in December 2012.
(Excerpt) Read more at 10news.com ...
I see the problem.......no duct tape.
So does this pipe actually carry contaminated coolant or is it just a scary picture?
“”If that’s nuclear technology at work and that’s how we’re going to control leaks I think the public should know,” the inside source said.
More than one anonymous source talked about the picture with Team 10. They said the public has a right to know about the plant’s condition, as the NRC decides whether the plant will be allowed to restart.”
So you’d prefer a million dollar solution?
I don’t live in San Diego.
Insiders are talking about the terrible conditions of that facility.
Hey, let it leak...
So basically, not even newsworthy. “OMG, someone installed a temporary fix. PANIC!!!!!!!”
It’s just a scary picture. Read the statement at the bottom of the article, it is part of the ocean water non-radioactive system. It is a temporary measure to redirect the small leak to a drain pending the repair. I’m sure there are real things to be concerned about at the plant but this is not one of them.
So there is nothing “nuclear” to leak.
Looks like the the atomophobes have their panties in a twist over nothing.
This is the point of that photo
“This is nuclear, this should be tip top,” one source said. “Everything in that plant should be tip top, not bottom of the barrel.””
If you read the whole story you will see there are MAJOR issues with that facility.
But hey, I dont live there ..let it leak.
Better call MacGyver
SURE...FIRE IT UP..WITH KNOWN ISSUES
“We are dealing with unknown territory here which has never been explored before,” another inside source said. Two inside sources called restarting SONGS risky.
Records obtained by Team 10 show SONGS staff were concerned about “hundreds of corrosion notifications” and “degraded equipment” throughout the plant. Staff sent a letter to management saying SONGS “clearly has a serious corrosion problem” in pipes throughout the planT
Sounds like the reactor isn’t even operational and the pipe carries plain old sea water.
Kinda like the leaky radiator hose on my non running pickup truck that has an old smoke detector behind the seat.
If there are MAJOR issues, how come all they can show us a picture of is a little leaking ocean water?
I bet they put regular plywood on broken windows until the new pane comes in. They should be using Brazilian cherry wood.
For those of you who have seen San Onofre, it’s the boob plant...
Do you think people in the San Diego area ought to investigate to find out the true condition of the plant???
Or just shut their eyes and fire everything up and hope for the best..because..hey..everything is fine...
Seems like I remember some officials in Japan saying the same thing
Yes anti-nuke people are never happy with any solution. A technical solution is too expensive, a non-technical one is dangerous.
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