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The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station remains offline nearly a week after a small water leak forced the shutdown of Unit 3.

The other reactor, Unit 2, was already offline for scheduled maintenance refueling and technology upgrades.

Southern California Edison spokesman Gil Alexander said there is no estimate when the repairs will begin on Unit 3, which was taken offline January 31 as a precaution.

He said equipment will be used to check nearly 10,000 tubes inside the generator at Unit 3 to find the source of the water leak.

"To make sure we know for sure, absolutely what happened inside these 9,727 tubes of this steam generator that would have caused this leak," said Alexander. "We want to be sure we have a clear picture of what repairs are necessary and then we'll proceed on with those repairs."

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