[ISN] Security computer at San Onofre mysteriously shuts down

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:36:35 -0700 (MST)

By Jason Felch
Los Angeles Times
July 16, 2011

A security computer at the San Onofre nuclear generating plant near San 
Clemente mysteriously shut down early Saturday morning, prompting the 
plant manager to issue an "unusual event" report.

The computer, which monitors gates and doors as one part of the plant's 
overlapping security systems, was restarted 45 minutes later without 
incident, and there were no threats to the plant's security, officials 

"This was a very minor situation," said Pete Dietrich, chief nuclear 
officer for Southern California Edison, which operates the San Onofre 
plant. "At first blush, it involves a potential software glitch."

The "unusual event" declaration is the lowest of four levels of 
reportable emergencies, said Gil Alexander, a spokesman for SoCal 


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