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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.


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

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