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San Onofre, The Biggest Nuclear Power Plant Tear-Down In The U.S.

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station 2014-07-09

Unbuilding an atomic giant. Unbuilding an atomic giant Inside the biggest nuclear power plant tear-down in the U.S. Illustration by Adam Simpson 1. Cool it At the San Onofre nuclear power plant, workers transfer 2,668 fuel assemblies—holding 1,109 metric tons of radioactive uranium-235—to 17-foot-tall stainless-­steel containers. These sit inside a deep, steel-lined cooling pool for several…