Nuclear Power Plant in Limbo Decides to Close

img01The owners of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California, which has been shut since January 2012, said on Friday that they would close it permanently because of uncertainty over when it could be reopened.

The two reactors at San Onofre had not run since a small amount of radioactive steam escaped from new tubes damaged by vibration and friction.
Coming months after the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown in Japan, the event prompted

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