Oct 15, 2013 12:28 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Unit 1 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant at half power

PG&E officials say Unit 1 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant is operating at 50% power so crews can perform work on a feedwater pump. This follows the reported malfunction of one of two main feedwater pumps. Officials say Unit 1 is in safe condition and Unit 2 continues to operate at full power. The pumps are part of the non-nuclear, steam side of the plant. PG&E officials say their purpose is to safely increase the pressure of water high enough to enter the steam generator. There are also three backup auxiliary feedwater pumps.



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