Oct 11, 2012 9:54 PM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News

UPDATE: Unit 2 remains down at Diablo Canyon after electrical problem

CAL FIRE tells KSBY a lightning strike is to blame for the unexpected shutdown of the unit two reactor at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, but Pg&E says it is still investigating what caused the shutdown Thursday.

It happened just after noon.

PG&E spokesman Blair Jones says there was an electrical problem in equipment that moves power into the state's electric grid. Jones says the reactor safely shut down as designed and as a precaution.

PG&E says unit two is in safe condition and unit one continues to safely generate power.

The utility says unit one will be restored to service after the cause is understood and the equipment is tested.

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