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Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon shut down after electrical disturbance 

Diablo Canyon–Unit 2 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely shut down as designed Dec. 1 following an indication of an electrical disturbance that occurred in equipment on the non-nuclear side of the plant. Unit 1 is currently operating at 55-percent power due to maintenance activities.

Plant operators responded to the Unit 2 shutdown according to procedures and are working to determine the cause of the incident.

The unit remains in a safe condition and will be restored to service after the cause is fully understood and the equipment is tested. PG&E has informed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and appropriate local and state officials.

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