Diablo Canyon gets top marks from NRC
A day after announcing plans to shutter the state's last operating nuclear power plant, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. received its yearly report card for Diablo Canyon Power Plant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which concluded the nuclear plant ranks among the top facilities of its kind in the country.
During a public meeting Wednesday in San Luis Obispo, the federal oversight agency also concluded that in 2015 and the first half of this year, the twin-reactor plant was operated by the electric company in a "manner that protected public health and safety" and met the NRC's cornerstone safety objectives.
"The NRC's assessment places Diablo Canyon among the higher performing plants in the U.S. nuclear industry," said Blair Jones, Diablo Canyon public information officer. "This reflects the hard work and dedication of our talented employees and our commitment to meeting PG&E's and the NRC's high performance standards."