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Emergency planning discussed at Diablo Canyon decommissioning meeting

Posted at 9:50 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 01:39:08-04

The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel gathered in San Luis Obispo Wednesday night to discuss the future of emergency planning for the facility.

The meeting allowed local community members to give their own viewpoints on what should happen in the event of an emergency even as the plant is being decommissioned. PG&E also answered any questions community members had about the plan of future land use in the area.

PG&E says having time to plan is important for the company to accomplish its goals with regard to future emergencies. The company hopes it comes out with a positive result for the community.

“So by starting the process in 2016, looking forward to 2025, we have an unprecedented opportunity across the nuclear industry. We have the ability to take advantage of this very long window to plan ahead and prepare so that we can have the best outcome for our community, for our customers, and for our employees,” said Suzanne Hosn, PG&E spokesperson.

The Diablo Canyon meetings happen monthly and are open to local residents.