Southern California Edison and Scripps Institution of Oceanography are teaming up in a new effort to learn more about the risks of an earthquake happening near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
Scripps scientists will lead the project, which entails collecting information from 2-D and 3-D seismic reflections off San Onofre State Beach.
Upon researching the faults, it should give Southern California Edison and Scripps scientists a better understanding of the types of potential seismic risks for the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
NBC 7 San Diego spoke with a representative from Edison Friday afternoon who told us they requested $64 million from the California Public Utilities Commission for these new earthquake research efforts.
So far, they’ve been granted $10 million to help kick start the project.
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