Inside Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant
As the state gets closer to making a decision on PG&E’s plans to close Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, now’s your chance to share your thoughts.
San Luis Obispo County residents will have two opportunities Sept. 14 to speak at public participation hearings before the California Public Utilities Commission. They will be at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa St. in San Luis Obispo.
No official action will be taken at the hearings, but public comments will be taken into consideration by the CPUC in its decision on Diablo Canyon.
PG&E announced in June 2016 that it planned to close the state’s only remaining nuclear power plant by 2025. The company has promised to pay $85 million to support local communities after the closure; that includes $10 million for economic development efforts to help replace jobs that are lost. The utility also promised $250 million to an employee retention and retraining program that would help Diablo Canyon workers through the closure and decommissioning.