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Diablo decommissioning panel to host meeting on spent fuel management 

Diablo Canyon–The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel’s quarterly public meeting will be held at the San Luis Obispo County Government Center. The meeting’s focus will be on spent fuel management as the panel gathers information and public input to prepare its recommendations to PG&E on this topic.

Panelists are local community members who broadly reflect diverse community viewpoints and who live in proximity to Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP). Representatives from PG&E will be present to provide an update on the Diablo Canyon decommissioning project and to answer questions.

The meeting will occur Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Open house poster session for the panel and the public to speak with decommissioning subject matter experts will go from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and then the public meeting will go from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the San Luis Obispo County Government Center, 1055 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

The panel held two public workshops to gather input on spent fuel management in February of this year. The input offered by the public and the panel at the workshops and at the public meeting will be evaluated as PG&E prepares a request for proposal for dry cask storage system vendors. PG&E is exploring the latest spent fuel management technology that prioritizes the continued safe storage of spent fuel while also allowing for the possibility of a more expeditious transfer of fuel from wet to dry storage. Pending CPUC approval, PG&E plans to continue to engage with the panel and solicit input from the public on Diablo Canyon decommissioning topics prior to and during active decommissioning.

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