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California’s plan to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear plant online hits regulatory snag

Kavya Balaraman
, Senior Reporter, Utility Dive, Jan. 30, 2023

Dive Brief:

  • The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week rejected a request from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to resume its review of the license renewal application for the 2.2-GW Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant the utility filed in 2009.

……………………………………………. Diane Curran, an attorney for San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace — one of three groups that petitioned the NRC to reject PG&E’s request — praised the agency’s decision. “The license renewal application was withdrawn by PG&E from the license renewal docket and then they let it lapse … when you file a license renewal application, you have to update it every year,” she said.

Curran said that the NRC’s decision is a big setback for PG&E because a new application filed at the end of the year won’t give the NRC much time to complete its review before the license for Diablo Canyon’s Unit 1 expires in 2024.


January 31, 2023 - Posted by | politics, USA

1 Comment »

  1. It’s all very scary

    Comment by Edda hope | January 31, 2023 | Reply

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