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Diablo Canyon decommissioning panel to host meeting on spent fuel storage 

Diablo CanyonMeeting is the first in a series addressing spent fuel storage at power plant

– The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 20, from 6-9:30 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the County Government Center in San Luis Obispo and via Zoom. The in-person meeting will include a one-hour open house from 5 – 6 p.m., where members of the public can view exhibits and talk with panel members and PG&E representatives.

The meeting agenda topics include:

  • Discussion of PG&E’s current Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), where spent fuel is stored onsite at Diablo Canyon Power Plant
  • Review of the Panel’s recommendations on spent fuel storage and ISFSI design and operation
  • Briefing from PG&E and vendor Orano USA, which has been selected to transfer all remaining spent fuel from DCPP operations to dry storage using Orano’s NRC-licensed NUHOMS dry storage system

 

This is the first in a series of public meetings addressing spent fuel storage at Diablo Canyon. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the new storage system to the panel and the public, and to solicit questions and comments that will be discussed in further detail at the engagement panel’s May 25 public meeting. A community open house that will include tours of the ISFSI will be held in June.

How to participate:

The public can register to attend the online webinar by visiting the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel website at diablocanyonpanel.org. In addition to the live webinar, the meeting will be broadcast on SLOSPAN and local access Channel 21. Those who wish to attend the open house and meeting in person may come to the County Government Center at 1055 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo.

Information about decommissioning DCPP is available on the independent Engagement Panel website and also on the recently updated PG&E decommissioning website, which includes interactive maps and a special YouTube channel for virtual access to decommissioning information.

 

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