Fukushima Aftermath/Last Dance for SONGS?/Popular culture
In popular culture
Template:Trivia In the James W. Huston (author)|James W. Huston book, Fallout, Pakistani Air Force Pilots attempt to bomb San Onofre using stolen California Air National Guard F-16s.
The generating station was also featured in the 1983 film Koyaanisqatsi.
In the James Bond book License Renewed by John Gardner, it was one of six nuclear power stations in the terrorist/blackmail plot "Meltdown" planned by The Laird of Murcaldy, Anton Murik.
The original San Onofre Unit-1 Power Plant was used as the "Gotham City" Atomic Reactor in the 1960s Batman (TV series)|Batman TV show starring Adam West.
In the science fiction novel Timescape, by Gregory Benford, the nuclear plants at San Onofre raised the water temperature along the adjacent coast, which stimulated aquatic life.
The plant's two large containment structures are briefly shown in the 1988 movie The Naked Gun when detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) talks about how everything reminds him of his ex-girlfriend (quote: “Everywhere I look something reminds me of her”).
In the 2011 TV series The Event, the Nuclear fuel|fuel rods were removed and transported from San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station to thwart the aliens' plan to steal the uranium to build their specialized transport array. The transport array was utilized to transport the citizens from their own planet to Earth.