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Diablo Canyon Reactor Shut Down After Leak Found via KTLA5

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (KTLA) — A reactor at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant was shut down Wednesday after the discovery of a small leak, according to Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

The utility company said the leak was found in Unit 1 during routine maintenance.

According to PG&E officials, the leak occurred in equipment that helps manage coolant used to control temperatures within the reactor.

“PG&E made the decision to take Unit 1 offline after routine inspections detected a small buildup of boric acid on the residual heat removal system,” said spokesman Thomas Cuddy.

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After the permanent closure of the San Onofre plant, Diablo Canyon became the only nuclear plant operating in California.

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