Diablo Canyon Lands and Facilities

Diablo Canyon Lands

Diablo Canyon Lands and Facilities Tour

In concert with the DCDEP public meeting and workshops on Diablo Canyon lands and facility repurposing, PG&E hosted over 20 3-hour bus tours of the lands, coastline and DCPP facilities for the general public during August and September, 2018. Over 500 community members viewed the lands and facilities under discussion by the DCDEP. The tours were narrated by PG&E representatives and supported with the following videos. In addition, approximately 2,500 people hiked the Pecho Coast and Point Buchon trails during the same time period

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Chapter 1 - Tour Briefing

2:28 Minutes (73 MB)

About the formation of Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel and safety briefing prior to tour.

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Chapter 2 - Wild Cherry Canyon

0:50 Minutes (25 MB)

Wild Cherry Canyon is comprised of approximately 2,200 acres and is currently leased by the HomeFed Corporation.  The land is owned by Eureka Energy, which is a subsidiary of PG&E.  The lease was inherited when PG&E originally purchased the property; therefore, PG&E does not control the land or have access rights.

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Chapter 3 - Uses of the Land

3:39 Minutes (108 MB)

The approximately 12,000 acres of Diablo Canyon lands range approximately 1 ½ miles inland along 14 miles of coastline.  A large portion of the land is ranch land with the Diablo Canyon Powerplant located about midway between the North Ranch and the South Ranch.  There are two public access trails on the southern portion of the lands and one on the northern portion.

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Chapter 4 - Plant Facilities

3:51 Minutes (114 MB)

Tour of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant facilities.  Includes containment buildings, spent fuel storage, office buildings, training facilities, fire department and the desalination facility.

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Chapter 5 - Marina

3:39 Minutes (108 MB)

Tour of the protected marina and associated ecological environment.  PG&E conducts an ongoing marine life and ecosystem monitoring study, which is the longest continuous marine biological study in the U.S.

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Chapter 6 - Spent Fuel Storage

3:39 Minutes (108 MB)

Tour of the Diablo Canyon Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) and 500 kV and 230 kVswitch yards.  The ISFSI is considered an interim storage facility and is licensed separate from the power plant by the NRC.

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Chapter 7 - North Ranch

3:39 Minutes (108 MB)

Tour of the North Ranch, which runs approximately 7 miles along the coast from the power plant to Montaña de Oro State Park.  This area includes numerous bird and mammal species and sensitive habitats, including intertidal areas and Bishop Pine forests.  Portions of the North Ranch are used for grazing utilizing rotational grazing programs that have been developed in conjunction with Cal Poly to benefit livestock productivity and habitat health.

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Chapter 8 - Windy Point

3:39 Minutes (108 MB)

The Windy Point Overlook is located about half way between the Diablo Canyon Power Plant and the northern portion of Montaña de Oro State Park.  The overlook provides a view of the Point Buchon Trail, which can be accessed through the Montaña de Oro State Park.  The area was historically farmed by Japanese-American farmers until they were moved to internment camps in 1942. 

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Chapter 9 - Review of Tour

3:39 Minutes (108 MB)

Tour returns to PG&E Energy Education Center.  CLICK HERE to submit your comments can be submitted to Diablo Canyon Engagement Panel.

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