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
Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported
Related Links & Documents
10/2009Fission 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.
10/21/2008Fission 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