PG&E Shuts Down Diablo Canyon Reactor for Repairs

PG&E has shut down its Unit 1 reactor Diablo Canyon for repairs, the company announced Monday.

PG&E employees and 1,000 temporary workers will now start work to replace a portion of the reactor fuel, test systems and components that aren't normally accessible, as well as installing a new digital process system to monitor and safely operate the unit.

"The work we perform during refueling outages fully supports our ongoing commitment to operate the facility in a safe, efficient and reliable manner, and provides an important economic boost to the communities we serve and where our employees live," Site Vice President Jim Becker said.

The plant's second unit continues to operate at full power. No restart date was announced.