‘Elec­tri­cal dis­tur­bance’ shuts down part of Di­ablo Canyon plant

The Tribune (SLO) - - Front Page - BY GABBY FER­REIRA gfer­[email protected]­bune­news.com

Part of the Di­ablo Canyon nu­clear power plant shut down Satur­day due to an “elec­tri­cal dis­tur­bance,” PG&E said in a news re­lease.

The shut­down hap­pened Satur­day morn­ing in Unit 2, of­fi­cials said. As of Sun­day morn­ing, Unit 2 re­mained shut down as PG&E of­fi­cials worked to de­ter­mine the cause of the dis­tur­bance, Suzanne Hosn, a PG&E spokes­woman, told The Tri­bune in a phone in­ter­view.

“This is on the non-nu­clear side of the plant,” Hosn said. She em­pha­sized that the shut­down poses no risk to the com­mu­nity or to em­ploy­ees.

The unit is “in a safe con­di­tion” and will be back in ser­vice af­ter the cause is de­ter­mined and equip­ment is tested, PG&E said.

PG&E said it has in­formed the U.S. Nu­clear Reg­u­la­tory Com­mis­sion and state and lo­cal of­fi­cials of the in­ci­dent.

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