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Nuclear regulator says Diablo Canyon operated safely last year

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Diablo Canyon Power Plant safety assessment hearing in San Luis Obispo Wednesday night. Diablo Canyon Power Plant safety assessment hearing in San Luis Obispo Wednesday night.
A vocal crowd of Diablo Canyon Power Plant supporters and opponents rallied at a safety meeting Wednesday night.

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission held the annual safety assessment at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo.

Community members were there to show support for the plant. PG&E employees who work at the plant spoke to its safety.

A local nonprofit organization, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, grilled PG&E about whether spent fuel casks were properly handled at the plant. PG&E raised the issue as well and said it did have an issue with meeting correct technical specifications, but the issue was corrected and did not pose a significant safety risk.

The NRC came to the conclusion that the Diablo Canyon plant did operate safely in 2014.

"Our oversight process has ensured that this plant continues to operate safely," said Marc Dapas, NRC Region IV Regional Administrator. "If this plant were not operating safely, we would take very definitive actions to ensure that the public health and safety is not put at risk."

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