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Meeting on Diablo Canyon Power Plant decommissioning to be held next week

Posted at 2:15 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 22:05:44-05

The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel will hold its first public meeting of 2020 on Wednesday, March 11.

The meeting is scheduled to take place from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the San Luis Obispo County Government Center, located at 1055 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. The public may attend.

The agenda includes the following:

  • County of San Luis Obispo and the California Coastal Commission will present on the permitting process of land related to the future decommissioning of the power plant.
  • The Panel will discuss a new policy recently adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission called the Tribal Land Transfer Policy and its applicability to the lands surrounding Diablo Canyon.
  • PG&E will provide updates on its bankruptcy proceedings, the status of the 2018 Nuclear Decommissioning Cost Triennial Proceeding (NDCTP) settlement, and the Request for Proposal (RFP) process related to the potential selection of a new spent fuel storage system.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) plans to shut down the nuclear power plant near Avila Beach by 2025.

The Decommissioning Engagement Panel was created to open dialogue between the public and PG&E on matters related to the power plant's decommissioning. Panelists are community members from San Luis Obispo County.