WHAT HAPPENED AT SAN ONOFRE?

It all started with Southern California Edison (SCE) replacing their steam generators at San Onofre Nuclear Power Generating Station in 2009. After unauthorized modification to the design of the generator, it leaked radioactive steam outside the containment area on multiple occasions leading to permanent shutdown of the defunct power plant. Under extremely questionable circumstances a deal was struck that required local ratepayers to subsidize the massive loss to SCE, a private corporation for 70% of shutdown costs totaling $3.3 billion dollars.