On September 2, 2022, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 846 into law, providing a path to extend operations at Diablo Canyon Power Plant beyond the current planned closures of unit 1 in 2024 and unit 2 in 2025. The County of San Luis Obispo has established a website to track the implementation of SB 846.
The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel (DCDEP) in cooperation with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will host an in-person and virtual public meeting on Wednesday, December 13, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM to discuss the current status of spent fuel storage at Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) and recent efforts of communities throughout the country to encourage Congress and the Federal Government to explore solutions to this impending crisis.
Date: Wednesday December 13, 2023
Public Meeting: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Katcho Achadjian Government Center
1055 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA
The following agenda topics will be discussed:
- Status of Spent Fuel Storage at DCPP
- Role of the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee in the Oversight of Spent Fuel Storage
- Historical Context of Spent Fuel Storage at a National Level
- Spent Fuel Working Group’s Activities to Address Permanent and Interim Storage at a National Level
- Department of Energy’s Community Engagement for Consent-Based Siting for Interim Storage
- Spent Fuel Storage Issues and Concerns
- DCDEP Strategic Vision Update
Members of the public will also have the opportunity to offer pubic comment.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
December 13, 2023
SLO County Gov't. Center
A public meeting to discuss the status of spent fuel storage at DCPP, long-term and interim storage of spent fuel nationally, and updates to the DCDEP Strategic Vision report.
February 21-22, 2024
Avila Beach, CA
A public meeting of the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee to discuss safety related items at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The public meeting will be a hybrid in-person and online meeting.
Spent Nuclear Fuel Management and Storage Open House
Date to be Announced
PG&E will host an Open House on the new Orano TN NUHOMS EOS dry cask storage system recently selected for the transfer and storage of all remaining spent nuclear fuel at Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The Open House will include tours of the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) at Diablo Canyon.
Decommissioning Engagement Panel
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.