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Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:30 pm

One of the largest loads of nuclear waste to ever be transported within the United States is in it's second day traveling to it's eventual dump site.

The 700,000-pound generator removed from the shut down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is currently on a 21-day journey to Clive, Utah. 

The plant, which is located along the Pacific Coast between Los Angeles and San Diego, was shut down in January 2012 due to structural damage that resulted in small releases of radioactive material.

Environmentalists are calling upon the government to close the doors on the problematic plant for good.

Currently, federal and state regulators are continuing their investigation of the aging plant.

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