Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant temporary shut down

April 26, 2012

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has completely shut down because of another influx of sea salp – a small, jellyfish-like organism – clogging the intake valves in the unit two reactor.

Plant officials said unit two, which was operating at 24 percent power, will stay shut down until conditions with the intake structure improve.

Earlier this week operators shut down unit one for a scheduled refueling.

On Monday night, operators discovered a clog of salps in the unit two intake and reduced power to 15 percent.

Diablo Canyon’s two units together produce approximately 2,300 net megawatts of greenhouse-gas-free electricity, about 10 percent of all electricity generated in California, and enough to meet the needs of over three million homes in central and northern California.


26 Comments

  1. The Gimlet Eye says:

    Nuclear scientist, Dr. Radha Roy, says that nuclear waste can be neutralized and completely eliminated by a process that is well known, and the machinery already exists. [If this is true, then why has this process been ignored? Could it be that long-term storage of nuclear waste is highly profitable?]
    YouTube Posted Sep 10

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnGHSnDXLgQ&feature=player_embedded

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  2. MaryMalone says:

    “And the meek shall inherit the earth.”

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  3. racket says:

    GAIA, baby!

    Perhaps this bloom of jellyfish-like organisms are a result of increased CO2 in the atm, and/or the water. Perhaps it gets even better, perhaps they eat CO2 and parse it back into carbon and oxygen. Perhaps they are the signal species leading the charge to mitigate greenhouse gases. And their announcement to us fisheaters is by interrupting our energy supply. All world one, baby.

    (Is it still 4/20, or did I already exhale???)

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    • MaryMalone says:

      I think it is a sinister plot by the invertebrates to take over the world—MUWAH-HA-HA!

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      • Alon_Perlman says:

        Darn, ya beat me to it.

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      • racket says:

        This builds on the theory that water invented humans as a means to transport itself. I’m thinking the invertebrates use water as a life medium to diminish the crushing effects of gravity on their squishy little selves. Diabolical. Beautiful in its nefariousness. Where’d I put my lighter?

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        • Alon_Perlman says:

          The Dipolar moment of water, two hydrogens slightly off from symetrically pulling on mama oxygen, the resulting inner imbalance increasing the cohesion of the sisterhood of the travelling water molecules. It’s the stuff life is made of. without the imbalance water in most earthly conditions would had evaporated into space long ago.
          I usually find my lighter in the last place I look, but I didn’t find your’s there , Sorry racket.

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  4. Jack L says:

    Good news they can shut it down when needed!

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    • MaryMalone says:

      That’s what they said about Fukashima-D, too, Buster.

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  5. Ted Slanders says:

    Think about it, all of a sudden this “sea salp” starts clogging the intakes to Diablo (which means Satan) and the majority of you just pass this off as happenstance? Surely you jest? To use the current and popular venacular, “hmmmmm”.

    As all true Christians realize, our God gives us “signs” that we have to acknowledge and that are written about in the bible, and the sea salp clogging the intakes is one of them!

    I am telling you, it’s coming to pass that our Hebrew/Christian God is really upset with SLO County. Remember what He did with the Japanese as previously proffered by Brother Ted on this same topic at the following link below?
    http://calcoastnews.com/2012/04/jellyfish-like-creature-forces-diablo-into-partial-shutdown/

    Subjectively, I think that the sexual antics of Lisa Solomon was the impetus of God getting angry with SLO county. Followed up by the plethora of misdeeds of certain individuals in the county, and the entire county as a whole, is the frosting upon the proverbial cake.

    The recent shenanigans of this county has turned us into a Sodom and Gomorra, and our God has had enough!

    DowntownBob, Vagabond, et al, we should get together a consortium and plan an exist strategy of county residents to a westward sojourn to Hawaii. This will get us away from the direction of the radiation fallout that may be forthcoming from God’s wrath against SLO county by using Diablo as an example! Yes?

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    • MaryMalone says:

      Ted, the Christian God is a vengeful God.

      Too bad for us all that Christians did not realize that their God appears on earth in the form of a Salp.

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      • Ted Slanders says:

        Mary,

        Yes, we true Christians know our Hebrew/Christian God was one of the most vengeful killing machines of all Gods in existence. That is a given.

        I have tried in vain over the years to get the churches to put a NC-17 rating upon our Judeo-Christian Bible. This is because of the very graphic horrors and killings against innocent children, women, and men; including animals, that our God accomplished because He was mad at His creation.

        Mary, the salp is not God, but a sign from God. He gave many signs in the bible to forewarn His creation that He was upset with them. The irony of which, He is omniscient, therefore, He knew they were going to upset Him. That’s another discussion.

        So, don’t look at the sea salp as a metaphorical substance of our God. It is a sign that we may be in store of His wrath regarding Diablo, and it will be in biblical proportions!

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  6. Vagabond says:

    This is all Ted’s fault for pissing off Neptune

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      Vagabond,

      This is a serious matter, and is not to be joked about! Like I stated in the previous thread about Diablo, aka, Satan, what is stated above is just another “sign” that our Hebrew/Christian God is giving us to prepare for His wrath!

      Besides, I was on a first name basis with Poseidon, the real sea God, before I became a TRUE Christian and acccept Jesus Christ as my Savior. Poseidon paled in comparison once I swallowed, uh, I mean, accepted Jesus and Christianiy.

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      • Black_Copter_Pilot says:

        I beg to differ, Ted. All serious subjects should and shall be joked about.

        BTW, Christ did his thing for sinners like me, no joke.

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      • Vagabond says:

        There you go again Ted, Following the example of discredited policewomen to proclaim fealty to a false religion. You don’t need to swallow anything to accept the wrath of Neptune! We are but playthings to the gods, they fiddle with us for their pleasure. I’m going to go throw a goat in the ocean. Who is with me?

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        • danika says:

          A goat? Are you “kidding”?

          lolol…had to be said.

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          • Alon_Perlman says:

            Oh mercy, if there was a “Groan” button I’d push it. Actually a goat is one of the appropriate sacrifices, as is a “Kid”.
            I think the Giant Mutated Salps are going to chew on the concrete containment buildings no matter what we do.

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        • Cindy says:

          Not me, I’m already saved by Grace but even if I wasn’t, a goat is not the appropriate sacrifice.

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          • Ted Slanders says:

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            Cindy,

            You’re NOT saved by grace, but by the works that you do! READ YOUR BIBLE OR FOREVER PUT IT AWAY!

            “Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. (James 2:24) Furthermore in Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 22:12 in the King James Bible, it states with specificity that you are saved by WORKS, and not by grace, PERIOD!

            Furthermore, since when do you know more than the Hebrew part of our God? Goats were more than accepted as a sacrifice in Leviticus 23:19 and Leviticus 16:9, and in many other passages as well in the King James Bible!

            Your misinformation is comical, so quit embarrassing my Hebrew/Christian God with your Devil Speak that gives true Christians like myself a bad name!

            Thank you.

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            • Cindy says:

              No one is saved by their works, they are saved by GRACE as there are no works that can render a man worthy. When one has faith, works come naturally. I am not saved by my works, I am saved by GRACE.

              As for goats, a goat was not a very good sacrifice. A goat sacrifice certainly wouldn’t render a Hebrew worthy to enter the Temple of God. That, required the sacrifice of an unblemished white lamb, that is until the Lord sent us the perfect (and last necessary) sacrifice.

              Now go joke someplace else, I don’t appreciate your foolishness and quit quoting the Bible out of context and without considering who wrote the book your quoting from and who the writer was talking to at the time. I know you love to have a good time with how woman should not speak but if you understood how rowdy the Corinthians were in church, you would know why Paul told them to keep the woman quiet (in Church), not at home.

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              • Ted Slanders says:

                Cindy,

                God’s inspired word states that we’re saved by WORKS!

                “Ye see then how THAT BY WORKS OF MAN IS JUSTIFIED, and not by faith only (grace). (James 2:24)

                “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: AND THEY WERE JUDGED EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS.” (Revelation 20:12-13)

                “And, behold, I come quickly; AND MY REWARD IS WITH ME, TO GIVE EVERY MAN ACCORDING AS HIS WORKS shall be.” (Revelation 12:12)

                God’s word accepts the sacrifice of GOATS!

                “Then ye shall sacrifice ONE KID OF THE GOATS for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.” (Leviticus 23:19)

                “And Aaron shall BRING HE GOAT upon which the LORD’S lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering.” (Leviticus 16:9)

                For another laugh, please tell us where YOU get the authority to usurp the DIRECT word of God above relative to one is saved by their works, and where goats are in fact, sacrificed in the same vein as a lamb!!!

                Cindy, you’re guilty of the following passage! “For the time will come when men will not put up with SOUND DOCTRINE. Instead to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” (2 Timothy 4:3)

                Your ignorance has no bounds! You don’t deserve to even hold a bible, let alone, reading it!

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                • Cindy says:

                  Oh brother, we are not saved by our works. We are rewarded according to our works that were performed with a pure heart rather than because we thought we had to do it. There are many rewards in heaven apart from getting in the door to begin with. BUT, we are saved by GRACE. There are far too many passages to even quote and you have to read in context. I’ll look up the passages later today when I have the time, not that I think it will save you.

                  As for a goat, a goat is not as valuable a sacrifice as an unblemished white lamb. If you and I lived in the days of Abraham, my unblemished lamb would have beat out you goat. I suppose I have to go find you those passages too and explain how to keep it in context.

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                • Ted Slanders says:

                  ^^ IT’S OFFICIAL, CINDY KNOWS MORE THAN GOD!!! ^^

                  OMG, can you believe this? Cindy, our female gender mascot of pseudo-christianity, states that she knows more than the direct and inspired word of the Hebrew/Christian God by not accepting His passages word for word that I’ve listed above!!!

                  Cindy, YOU do NOT have the authority to rewrite the bible, period!

                  Please, save yourself any further embarrassment and remain quiet upon this topic from this time hence. Really, I am not kidding. I can’t bear to watch any more of your ever so wanting child like apologetics to God’s direct word as I’ve shown you above.

                  “And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.” (Ecclesiastes 7:26-29)

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    • Slowerfaster says:

      We had better hope that it not be Neptune’s Greek precursor: Poseidon, as Poseidon ruled the seas AND was also known as the “Earth-Shaking” god that commanded earthquakes!

      But these ancient deities are over-ruled by OUR Biblical Christian God, HALLELUJAH !

      So those of you that are pagans or worship these false gods are really the only ones at peril.
      There is still time to repent.

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      • MaryMalone says:

        QUOTING SLOWERFASTER: “So those of you that are pagans or worship these false gods are really the only ones at peril. There is still time to repent.”

        ———–

        HA! You seek to lecture us, you Salp-worshipper, you!

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