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Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant offline for scheduled maintenance

Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant offline for scheduled maintenance
Posted at 3:32 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 21:28:53-04

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) says operators at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely shut down Unit 2 on Sunday for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

During the planned outage, PG&E says employees and approximately 1,000 temporary workers will replace a portion of the reactor fuel and conduct maintenance and systems tests.

Each of the two reactors at the nuclear power plant are refueled approximately every 20 months.

Unit 1 remains in operation while Unit 2 is offline.