San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

AAEA president Norris McDonald toured the San Onofre nuclear power plant on July 6, 2005. 


San Onofre is a beautiful facility located north of San Diego on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. 

Units 2 and 3 provide enough power for approximately 2 million homes. 

No smog forming or greenhouse gases are emitted from the plant.

San Onofre uses Pacific Ocean water to cool process steam from the generating station. 

The decommissioning of Unit 1 was also interesting. 

San Onofre was at its location before Highway 5 was built right behind the facility. 

McDonald is pictured with Ray Golden, Communications Manager, Nuclear Communications.

Mr. Golden is no longer with the company and has been replaced by Gil Alexander.

San Onofre is owned and operated by Southern California Edison.