Engagement Panel News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.