Unit 2 reactor down at Diablo

February 3, 2014
Diablo Canyon

Diablo Canyon

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 occurred on the non-nuclear side of the plant.

The reactor shut down automatically following the malfunction. It will return to operation after PG&E completes equipment tests.

Unit 1 remains in operation.


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Absolutely routine. All you anti-nukes and Mothers for Peace can remain quiet. Nothing to see here. Move along.