Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel
|Date||November 9, 2020|
|Decommissioning Topic||Water Resources|
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Email to Panel member Kara Woodruff from Troy Barnhart regarding the waverider buoy.
As suggested, I am writing to elaborate on my concerns for the fate of the Diablo Canyon waverider buoy.
Currently, the Diablo Canyon waverider buoy is the only active nearshore wave buoy between Monterey and the Los Angeles basin. Thus, this buoy in particular is an important data source for ongoing and future scientific, engineering, and planning efforts. I am concerned that if Diablo Canyon ceases generation and NRC permitting requirements subsequently loosen or expire, the buoy will be retired from service. As part of the decommissioning process, I believe it would be best to seek both a future owner/operator of the buoy such as Cal Poly or Scripps and a funding commitment for continued operations.
Feel free to contact me if you have further questions, or it may be of use to reach out to John Lindsey, a meteorologist with PG&E who is very familiar with the buoy and its data outputs.
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