Diablo Canyon Power Plant
Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Diablo Canyon Alert Update - 6:19PM, 7/28/17

Author: Office of Emergency Services
Date: Friday, July 28, 2017 3:15 PM

Alert has been terminated. Plant is in a safe condition and operating at full power.


Update: An emergency condition no longer exists at DCPP. 

The San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services Director has announced that as of 6:19 PM today, 7/28/17 an emergency condition no longer exists at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Oxygen levels in Unit 2 containment have been restored and as a result the Alert declaration is lifted. The plant is in a safe condition and remains at full power. There was never any risk to employee or public health and safety. 

The County Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center have deactivated but the County continues to monitor the situation and be in close communication with PG&E. 

For information on the emergency, the public may call 543-2444.  
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The San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services has announced that on 7/28/2017 at 12:06 PM an ALERT emergency classification level was declared at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. An ALERT presents no danger to public health and safety.  We repeat, there is no threat to the public at this time and no action by the public is necessary.

The Alert was declared due to a recording of slightly decreased oxygen levels in Unit 2 containment. The plant is in a safe condition and remains at full power. There is no radiological release at this time and no radiological release is anticipated. 

The County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and County officials are working closely with PG&E as they continue to restore the Unit 2 containment oxygen levels. 

A Phone Assistance Center is staffed to answer inquiries.  The phone number is 543-2444.  (TTY callers use relay.)

The public is asked to keep telephone use to a minimum.  The telephone system is needed for emergency communications.  Do not call 9-1-1 except in life threatening emergencies.


AGAIN, THERE IS NO THREAT TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME AND NO ACTION BY THE PUBLIC IS NECESSARY.

Stay tuned to a local radio station, television station or weather radio for additional information.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.