Safecasting San Onofre nuclear power plant

Earlier this week there was news that The San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant, just south of Los Angeles, was shut down due to a leak. This obviously caught our attention and luckily Safecaster Mike Outmesguine was nearby with a bGeigie and immediately drove over to measure the situation. As you can see from his readings we haven’t detected any elevated levels on the public roads closest to the plant so any leak they detected was likely contained within the plant. We’ll remeasure this area again soon and keep an eye on it, but for the moment this is fantastic news.

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Sean Bonner

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Sean Bonner is a co-founder and Global Director of Safecast. Based in Tokyo, he's an Associate Professor at Keio University and an Associate Researcher at the Center For Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab.