Contractor Falls in Nuclear Reactor Water

While Unit 2 at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was down for repairs, a contractor fell into the water in the nuclear reactor.

The North County Times reported Friday morning that a worker fell into nuclear reactor water last week, but the fuel had been removed:

A worker at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station fell inside the plant's Unit 2 reactor pool last week, but officials determined he did not suffer significant radiation exposure.

Southern California Edison spokesman Gil Alexander said Thursday that the worker, who is employed by a private contractor assigned to replace the reactor’s vessel head, "momentarily lost his balance" and fell into the pool Jan. 27 while leaning over to retrieve a flashlight...

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george gregory February 03, 2012 at 11:49 PM
drunk i guess or worse
Paul Jacobs February 04, 2012 at 05:24 AM
You don't need a flashlight when you glow in the dark.
Daniel Woolfolk February 04, 2012 at 06:41 AM
Tom Sheltraw February 09, 2012 at 06:55 AM
That was funny:-)
Debbie Flanagan March 08, 2012 at 12:55 AM
He possibly lost his balance which does happen.


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