11/01/2011 04:40 PM PDT

Ammonia Leak Reported at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

Ammonia Leak Reported at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) notified the County of San Diego that the ALERT at the plant is due to an ammonia leak at one of its units. There is no radioactive material involved in the leak and no protective action is recommended for the public. Staff at the unit have been evacuated.

The Emergency Operations Center has asked that all persons requesting additional information regarding the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station alert contact the Public Information Hotline at 2-1-1. Unless there is a life-threatening emergency, do not call 9-1-1. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and advise the public of any changes. 

All resources and support personnel have been identified and are on standby, ready to be mobilized, if needed.