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Nuclear steam generators hit the road via Signon San Diego News

By Jonathan Horn
4:31 p.m., July 26, 2011

SAN ONOFRE — Portions of four massive nuclear steam generators that were part of the San Onofre nuclear power plant for nearly 30 years will each soon make their way through North County on a truck longer than a football field.

Southern California Edison said the move is safe, despite low-level radioactivity.

The utility company, a majority owner of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, is beginning to individually transport the four steam-generator lower assemblies from its power plant to Clive, Utah, where they will be discarded.

The power plant has already replaced the four generators with new ones built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, a $674 million project.

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