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  • Number of residents nearest Diablo Canyon grew 119 percent

    April 15, 2011 1:50 AM

    A new interactive map from 2010 census data shows that more people are living near a nuclear power plant than ever before. The study, from MSBNC.com, also measures the risk of earthquake damage, and it shows that Diablo Canyon, in Avila Beach, carries some risk. But with beautiful... more »
  • Diablo Canyon's Unit 2 reactor returns to full power

    April 2, 2011 7:06 PM

    Diablo Canyon Power Plant's Unit 2 reactor returned to full power Saturday afternoon. Operators shut down the unit back on March 26 after the plant's monitoring system alerted them that work needed to be done on the unit's feedwater pump. The pump helps supply water to the unit's... more »
  • Diablo Canyon sending boric acid to crippled Japanese plants

    March 17, 2011 8:23 PM

    It's a huge mission, Diablo Canyon is supplying something critical to help the Japanese cool down its crippled nuclear reactors. The nuclear power plant is sending tons of boric acid. The boric acid will be used at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant. It absorbs free neutrons and will be... more »
  • Flaws found at Diablo Canyon in simulated attack

    August 3, 2010 9:14 PM

    Federal inspectors find some potentially signficant security flaws at PG&E's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant for the first time in its history. In March, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission simulated a terrorist attack at Diablo Canyon. Since 9-11, the simulated attacks have been conducted every three years. While details are classified,... more »
  • Atomic Safety Board in SLO to hear arguments over Diablo Canyon license renewal

    May 26, 2010 12:08 PM

    The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board handling the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactor license renewal will be in San Luis Obispo Wednesday at the request of a local organization called San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace. Back in March, Mothers for Peace filed paperwork with the federal government opposing the... more »
  • PG&E says new cooling policy could do more harm than good at Diablo Canyon

    May 5, 2010 7:49 PM

    Some changes could be on the way for PG&E after state officials announce a new rule, they say, will save marine life. PG&E says it will cost $4.5 billion dollars to comply with the changes state water regulators are ordering. State officials want coastal power plants to stop... more »
  • Anti-nuke groups opposed Diablo Canyon extension

    March 29, 2010 10:15 AM

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) The anti-nuke activist group San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace wants federal regulators to deny operating license extensions for the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The group filed protests with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking to be declared an intervener in the license renewal process.... more »
  • Mothers for Peace files paperwork opposing Diablo Canyon relicensing

    March 24, 2010 1:21 PM

    A local organization has filed formal paperwork with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in opposition to the license renewal of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) says its attorney filed the paperwork on their behalf on Monday. The groups says now the NRC... more »
  • Entire board could ask NRC to delay Diablo's license extension

    February 24, 2010 6:33 PM

    The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors could soon be sending joint letters to federal regulators about the license extension of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Supervisor Adam Hill has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold off on re-licensing Diablo Canyon until enhanced seismic studies are done.... more »
  • Debate over Diablo Canyon's future

    February 9, 2010 8:09 PM

    It's a debate over the future of Diablo Canyon. People on both sides are voicing some strong opinions on whether the nuclear power plant should have its licenses renewed. PG&E is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to extend the plant's licenses another 20 years. The application for that was filed... more »
  • Safety concern at Diablo Canyon addressed at public meeting

    January 27, 2010 12:46 AM

    A recent safety concern at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant took center stage at a public meeting Tuesday night. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission discussed their findings of a special inspection. This comes after PG&E changed the position of some valves in a safety system. The system was designed to... more »
  • Diablo license extension request ruffles feathers

    December 17, 2009 10:43 PM

    Wednesday in Sacramento, the California Energy Commission unanimously adopted the 2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report. The report recommends strategies for the state's future energy needs. One topic that seemed to spark controversy was the recent decision last month by Pacific Gas and Electric to submit an application to the Nuclear... more »
  • Crews participate in Diablo Canyon emergency exercise

    December 2, 2009 6:46 AM

    Camp Roberts will become the training ground for emergency responders Wednesday. The American Red Cross, along with the San Luis Obispo county Office of Emergency Services, Camp Roberts and Pacific Gas and Electric will be participating in an emergency preparedness exercise Wednesday. It's to prepare crews to protect... more »
  • Unit 2 back up and running at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

    November 11, 2009 7:24 AM

    Pacific Gas & Electric says Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant is back in service. Crews finished a scheduled maintenance and refueling. They replaced one-third of the reactor and performed maintenance and testing on plant systems. The unit was put back on line Tuesday, just before... more »

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