Letters to the Editor

Thanks for coming Diablo Canyon, but it’s time to go

The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila Beach in 2001.
The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila Beach in 2001. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

I am grateful that PG&E has decided not to renew the licenses for its reactors at Diablo Canyon.

Although PG&E has made huge contributions to our economy, schools and many local organizations, I have never been comfortable having the nuclear plant at that location.

We have escaped a major incident despite the seismic risks. Thanks to Mother Nature for not producing an earthquake that exceeds the plant’s ability to withstand the shock.

Sincere thanks are due to the dedicated employees at the plant who have operated it with care and professionalism.

I appreciate their service and wish them well during the difficult transition. Fortunately, it won’t be a sudden closure like San Onofre’s.

Having the advance notice gives us time to adjust.

Patty Andreen, San Luis Obispo

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