Radiation Leak at California Nuclear Power Plant

Officials contained a potentially dangerous leak at the San Onofre plant.
1:55 | 02/02/12

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-- and -- now to the investigation be launched this morning -- -- possible radiation leak at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California. Nearly seven million people are in the vicinity David Wright is there at the plant this morning and has the very latest for -- good morning David. Morning Robin the plant's operators -- says that at no point where the public or their workers in any danger Southern California Edison says that. The entire leak was contained inside that far -- behind me. However a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it's possible that some small traces of radiation leaked into the atmosphere. Workers at senate no -- hoped to get inside the power plant today to determine exactly what. Caused the steam tubes of reactor number three. To leak. Seven million people live and a fifty mile radius of the power plant for those living closest any trouble -- -- -- no Frey is a cause for concern scary. This is I admit it's -- the plant's operators insist that worries are overblown. They say what failed was a part that was replaced in December 2010. No danger to the public buildings for workers did any radiation -- out. If there was immediately if at all it would have been so minor that equipment -- for that would have been put them. After the meltdown almost a year ago at Japan's Fukushima Dai Ichi power plant has been a new focus on the safety of nuclear reactors worldwide. Including a new Nuclear Regulatory Commission report issued just this week. Saying that 96 US reactors. Are in regions that may be more vulnerable to earthquakes than previously thought. They're saying nothing to worry about here. Yes team that's having -- that's mixed with radioactive water and there's no way around them. Workers at the reactor plan to go inside today to see what went wrong but it will be several days before we have an answer George.

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