SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO -- Managers at the San Onofre nuclear generating plant made a "Star Trek"-themed safety video two years before the plant was shut down because of damaged water pipes.

U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/14zpm9G ) says the two-minute segment was filmed in 2010 and starred the plant's former chief nuclear officer dressed as Capt. James T. Kirk. It cost $800 and was staged in a control room training simulator.

The video, aired Tuesday by KGTV-TV (http://bit.ly/12TP0nN ), shows Kirk talking about safety hazards and the need for team communication.

Southern California Edison says the video was intended for an employee recognition event but it was never completed or used.

The nuclear plant was shut last year after a small radiation leak led to the discovery of damage to hundreds of steam generator water tubes.



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