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.