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Stay connected with what’s happening with the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel.

On July 9, 2020, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a report to Congress identifying best practices for establishment and operation of local community advisory boards associated with decommissioning activities at nuclear power plants.  The NRC conducted two webinars and eleven public meetings at communities addressing facility decommissioning, including San Luis Obispo.

View NRC Best Practices Report

On July 9, 2020, the Hourglass Project hosted an online webinar and released the REACH 2030 Action Plan for Central Coast Job Creation.  The plan was created by a coalition of buiness and civic leaders through a collaborative process.  It identifies four strategic priorities to drive job creation and includes an initiative to influence the transformation of Diablo Canyon.

View the REACH 2030 Action Plan

View the REACH 2030 Webinar  

On June 30, 2020, PG&E responded to a June 1st request from the CPUC to provide instructions to parties interested in Diablo Canyon land use and disposition.  PG&E’s response letter provides a description of the lands, instructions to interested parties and a public process for review of Diablo Canyon Land Disposition.

View CPUC Request

View PG&E Response 

On June 29, 2020, PG&E released a risk assessment of spent fuel handling and storage programs at Diablo Canyon conducted by the B. John Garrick Institute for Risk Sciences at UCLA.  This report was requested by the Engagement Panel to better understand the  risks associated with alternative decommissioning fuel handling and storage strategies at Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

View Spent Fuel Storage and Risk Assessment Report

On June 25, 2020, the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel and PG&E announced the reopening of the Panel membership application process. Applications for Panel membership that were previously submitted this spring will be included.

View Press Announcement

Download Panel Membership Application

On June 24, 2020 the Engagement Panel held an online public meeting to discuss the  considerations and options for transporting non-radioactive materials and low-level radioactive wastes from DCPP.  The  B. John Garrick Institute for Risk Sciences at UCLA presented the results of their Transportation Risk Analysis plus presentations from SLO County, Caltrans, CHP and PG&E.

View Meeting Video and Transportation Risk Assessment

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report
Public Meeting


Date TBD
Meeting scheduled for March 19 postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

A public meeting is to discuss key provisions of the Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) for Diablo Canyon.

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Management, Storage and Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuels Update
Public Meeting


DATE TBD
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Virtual Meeting

A public meeting to discuss the considerations and options for managing, storing, and ultimately transporting spent nuclear fuel and higher-level radioactive wastes. Date to be announced after PG&E's review of spent nuclear fuel storage alternatives.

Diablo Canyon
Decommissioning Engagement Panel
Strategic Vision

Since its creation in May 2018, the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel has conducted public meetings and workshops on key topics of decommissioning, including Decommissioning Process, Decommissioning Funding, Use of Diablo Canyon Lands, Repurposing of Diablo Canyon Facilities, Emergency Services, Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, Performance and Structure of the Panel, and Economic Opportunities and Impacts of Decommissioning. The Panel has prepared a Strategic Vision Report that includes vision statements, goals and specific recommendations for these key areas of decommissioning based on the community input and technical presentations at the meetings and workshops. The Strategic Vision was submitted to PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission in 2018 and has been continuously updated as new decommissioning topics are addressed.

Community Meetings and Workshops have addressed the following topics

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Decommissioning
Process

The regulatory process and timing of decommissioning.

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Decommissioning
Funding

The cost associated with decommissioning.

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Diablo Canyon
Lands

The future use of the 12,000 acres of land and 14 miles of coastline surrounding DCPP.

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Repurposing of
Facilities

The repurposing of non-radiological facilities at DCPP.

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Emergency
Planning

Emergency planning systems after decommissioning of DCPP.

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Spent Nuclear Fuel
Management

The storage and management of spent nuclear fuel after decommissioning

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Panel Performance
and Structure

The past performance and future structure of the Panel.

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Economic Opportunities
& Impacts

Economic Opportunities and Impacts of Decommissioning

Video Tour of Diablo Canyon Power Plant Facilities

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