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Diablo Canyon reactor at halfpower for tunnel cleaning

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

A reactor at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant was operating at halfpower Monday, in order to conduct a planned cleaning of the plant’s intake tunnels.

According to a news release, operators at the plant successfully reduced power to Unit 2 for the cleaning Monday, and this is expected to continue throughout the week. It will return to full power following completion of the work.

Crews routinely perform a planned cleaning of the plant’s cooling water system components, such as the intake tunnels, and other scheduled maintenance.

Unit 1 continues to safely operate at 100 percent power.

Kaytlyn Leslie: 805-781-7928, @kaytyleslie

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