Diablo Canyon Unit 2 Reactor Restarted After Sea Salp Invasion

PG&E has restarted Unit 2 reactor at Diablo Canyon six days after the plant was shut down due to an invasion of sea salp that clogged seawater intake screens.

Winds began blowing the creatures into the plant's cooling water intake cove early last week. Salps are small barrel-shaped plankton tunicates similar to jellyfish.

The Unit 1 reactor had been shut down earlier in April for scheduled refueling.