Local SoCal Radio: Nuke alert was required because fumes could prevent access to plant — Ammonia can create respiratory problems, likely why workers evacuated area

Published: November 1st, 2011 at 10:41 pm ET
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No nuclear leak at San Onofre isn’t necessarily no problem, 89.3 KPCC by Molly Peterson:

[…] Officials quickly said the ammonia leak posed no threat to the public, and stressed that no radiation has leaked. […]

But an ammonia leak that’s being contained still could create respiratory problems for people in the area. That’s likely why SoCal Edison workers in the vicinity of the spill evacuated the area. Among the acute health impacts: Dizziness, skin irritation, and nausea. […]

In an updated statement, Edison writes, “The alert was required because fumes could prevent access to the plant.” […]

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Published: November 1st, 2011 at 10:41 pm ET
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6 comments to Local SoCal Radio: Nuke alert was required because fumes could prevent access to plant — Ammonia can create respiratory problems, likely why workers evacuated area

  • Nigwil

    Ah! So another black swan comes flapping out of the swamp! Ammonia leak -> workers cannot get to essential plant -> plant coincidentally goes awry -> workers cannot get to the buttons -> Ooops! Bet that wasn’t in the safety analysis matrix!

    Another near miss, methinks. Another reason to close them all down.

  • westcoastguy westcoastguy

    those giant titties have caused nothing but problems!

  • westcoastguy westcoastguy

    they wont get me with martial law if im hiding in my attic!

  • Jon

    Two friends have been surfing San Onofre 3 to 7 days a week since teenage years, both had heart attacks in their 40’s.

  • stopnp stopnp

    I’m definitely glad that I don’t live in san clemente anymore. Those titties need to be shut down.