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Evelyn Guzman - September 8, 2011
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San Diego -The blackout affecting large swaths of San Diego County led to a shutdown of two reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
Gil Alexander, a spokesman for Southern California Edison, said the power outage did not cause any safety issues. Alexander said a fluctuation in power caused the reactors to shut down at 3:38 p.m. but that the overall plant continues to have power....1.4 Million Without Power
Update- A power outage accidently triggered by an Arizona utility company worker darkened a broad swath of the Southwest and Mexico on Thursday, cutting power to millions of people, bringing some San Diego freeways and airport traffic to near-standstills and leaving inland desert residents sweltering without air conditioners in the summer heat, officials said. In Mexico, officials said power was out in northern Baja California’s two biggest cities, home to roughly 2.5 million people.Officials at Phoenix-based Arizona Public Service Co. said the source of the trouble could be traced to an employee removing a piece of monitoring equipment at a power substation in southwest Arizona. Why that mishap, which normally would have been isolated locally, triggered such a widespread outage was to be a focus of the probe, they said.

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