Workers discovered a hydrogen leak in a pipe on the non-nuclear side of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant over the weekend.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a non-emergency notice of the leak on Sunday, after plant operator Southern California Edison reported it. Edison also notified the California Emergency Management Agency and the San Diego Department of Environmental Health.
The company said it will replace a pipe fitting to stop the leak and that, in the meantime, the hydrogen is dissipating in the air and “does not pose a safety risk to workers or the public.”
[Updated Oct. 23, 2012 at 9:46 a.m.: Edison said the pipe fitting repairs were completed Monday afternoon].
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