Some 7,000 gallons of wastewater spill at San Onofre

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San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Courtesy photo/Google
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Southern California Edison officials are investigating the release of about 7,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater into the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. A sudden surge of water ``basically flooded the sewage treatment plant, it didn't overflow but it flooded a different basin inside the plant and then pumps kicked on and continued to pump the water out to the ocean,'' Ron Pontes, the plant's environmental decommissioning manager, said at a virtual community meeting Thursday night, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. ``Now we're investigating where did this large slug of water come from,'' Pontes said. ``Once we figure that out, we will restore the (sewage treatment) plant and make sure it's operating properly and p
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