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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Diablo Canyon Unit 2

Avila Beach, California
Local population: 77,038 (10-mile radius)


Pressurized Water Reactor


Licensed to operate from 08/26/85-04/26/25


Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Safety Issues:

Earthquake Risk, Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant
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Related Links & Documents

10/2009   Fission Stories #38 described “fixes” workers made to valves of a key emergency system that prevented them from functioning during a test, and during an accident had one occurred.

10/21/2008   Fission Stories #27 explained how jellyfish caused the operators to shut down the reactor.

02/14/2005   UCS raised several human performance problems apparent from events involving operator mistakes in controlling the reactor power level at Unit 1 in a letter to NRC Region IV.  Download the pdf