Category: San Onofre

PG&E to close Diablo Canyon, California’s last nuclear power plant

PG&E announced that it will phase out by 2025 Diablo Canyon, the last operational nuclear power plant in California, and replace its power with renewables and efficiency.

As part of the closure plan, PG&E will phase out power production at Diablo Canyon by 2025 and phase in renewable energy to fill the resulting need for energy.  While widely hailed as a “blueprint” for the closure of nuclear power plants across the country, we must still be mindful that Diablo Canyon, located near several active earthquake fault lines, will continue to pose a danger until it ceases operation.

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San Onofre Nuclear Plant To Close

In a stunning victory for the community and for activists,  Southern California Edison announced today that it would permanently close all reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.  The news comes after at least one NRC official expressed serious concerns over Edison’s former plan to restart the facility at reduced power.  However, after several months of political maneuvering by Edison, the company ultimately saw support deteriorate amongst both the public and government regulators, forcing it to make the ultimate decision to close down the nuclear power plant for good.