Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Fire at California’s San Onofre Nuke Plant
April 21, 2012, 11:19
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…Was extinguished before it started. That’s how good these guys are:

The fire ignited in an electrical panel in the “non-radiological side” of one of the plant’s two units, said Edison, which operates the plant and co-owns it with Sempra Energy’s (SRE) San Diego utility. The plant’s fire department put out the blaze a few minutes before 1 p.m. local time, less than an hour before it started, the company said.

via Fire at California's San Onofre Nuke Plant Extinguished | EXSKF.



The Tubes of San Onofre

Thousands of brittle tubes. Seems like a bad plan.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday it was sending a special team of inspectors to try to determine why the metal tubes, which were installed in Unit 3 in 2010, have become frail enough to pose a risk of leaks.

“This is a significant issue,” said NRC spokeswoman Lara Uselding. “A tube rupture is really the concern.”

Investigators have been looking into excessive wear on tubes in Unit 3 and its twin, Unit 2, which has been off line for maintenance and refueling. In a $670 million overhaul, two huge steam generators, each containing 9,700 tubes, were replaced in Unit 2 in fall 2009 and a year later in Unit 3.

via 4 more tubes fail in tests at Calif. nuke plant – BusinessWeek.



“Green cars” are not green, and look ridiculous
February 10, 2012, 02:21
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The whole concept of a “green car” is absurd. No matter how you slice it, the personal auto is a wildly extravagant use of energy, not to mention space.

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/autos/1202/gallery.aceee-greenest-cars/index.html



Alarmist San Onofre Map

I swear, I just wanted to know where it is. About 50 miles from South Central LA it turns out.


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