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San Onofre nuclear plant declares emergency

November 1, 2011 |  4:05 pm

San Onofre

A level-3 emergency was declared Tuesday afternoon at the San Onofre nuclear plant, officials said.

It was unclear what sparked the emergency alert. The Orange County Fire Authority said that it was alerted about the problem but that the incident was being handled by the power plant's Fire Department.

The Fire Department referred all calls to Southern California Edison. A utility media spokesman did not return calls for comment.

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Photo: The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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