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Former Diablo Canyon inspector urges shut down

A former federal inspector at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has asked regulators to shut down the plant until it can be determined if it can withstand an earthquake of the Central Coast. In a confidential July 2013 document... (Continue reading)

PG&E’s cozy relationship with public officials

After reading thousands of emails received as part of a California Public Records Act lawsuit settlement, San Bruno officials announced that state utility regulators were advising PG&E on ways to fend off a legal challenge following the deadly gas-pipeline explosion... (Continue reading)

Driver slams into pole, knocks out power in San Miguel

A driver crashed into a power pole in San Miguel Sunday evening, causing more than 900 customers in the North County community to lose power overnight. [KSBY] The crash occurred around 9:10 p.m. Sunday on Mission Street near 14th Street.... (Continue reading)

Brief power outage hits SLO, Avila

More than 4,000 customers in areas ranging from the San Luis Obispo airport to Avila Beach lost power early Monday morning. [KSBY] Power went out around 5:10 a.m. Monday for approximately 4,070 customers. It returned by 6 a.m. PG&E is... (Continue reading)

High cancer rates near Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

A report by the World Business Academy that details negative health trends in the area surrounding the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was released Monday. Stephen W. Hosea, MD, the associate director of Internal Medicine... (Continue reading)

Barbara Boxer grills NRC over Diablo Canyon

OPINION By ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILITY For the second time since November of last year, Senator Barbara Boxer has called upon Chairman Allison Macfarlane of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to explain and clarify how the NRC can allow Pacific... (Continue reading)

Unit 2 reactor down at Diablo

An electrical disturbance shut down the Unit 2 reactor at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant Sunday. [Tribune] The disturbance occurred due to a flashover, or an improper arc between two pieces of electrical equipment. Preliminary investigations found that the disturbance... (Continue reading)

NRC fails to apply standard earthquake protocols to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

STATEMENT By UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not holding the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California to the same standards it requires of every other nuclear facility to address potential earthquake hazards, according to a report... (Continue reading)

2 DUI collisions wreak havoc

Two allegedly intoxicated drivers crashed their cars, toppled power lines and shuttered roads on Thursday in San Luis Obispo County. Shortly before 7 p.m., an alleged drunk driver crashed into a power pole at El Camino Real near Bennett Avenue... (Continue reading)

Equipment failure in Morro Bay caused outage

An outage of two PG&E transmission lines in Morro Bay Sunday evening caused more than 150,000 Central Coast customers to lose power. [Tribune] The outage started around 9:30 p.m. Sunday and lasted until about 12:20 a.m. Monday. Residences lost power... (Continue reading)



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