11/01/2011 04:00 PM PDT

San Onofre Incident - Emergency Operations Center and Hotlines Activated

San Onofre Incident - Emergency Operations Center and Hotlines Activated

At  2:50  p.m. today, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station notified the County of San Diego of an ALERT at the station. The plant reports that the ALERT is related to the release of a gas at the plant and that current conditions do not threaten public safety. The County of San Diego, in response to this Alert, has activated and staffed the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (EOC) with County agency representatives, in order that it may be prepared should the situation at the power plant deteriorate.

At this time, there is no recommended action for the public. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and advise the public of any changes.   The Public Information Hotline has been staffed and is ready to accept questions regarding the current events at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.  The Emergency Operations Center has asked that all persons requesting additional information regarding the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station emergency contact the Public Information Hotline at 2-1-1. Unless there is a life-threatening emergency, do not call 9-1-1.

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