Jellyfish-like creature forces Diablo into partial shutdown
April 25, 2012
On Monday night, operators discovered a clog of a small barrel-shaped plankton called salps in the unit two intake. In response, crews reduced power to 15 percent on unit two.
Earlier this week operators shut down unit one for a scheduled refueling.
Diablo Canyon produces enough electricity to power more than 3 million homes.