Safety: PG&E Resubmits License Renewal for Diablo

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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) on Oct. 31 asked the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to resume its review of a previously withdrawn license renewal application (LRA) to extend the operating lives of Diablo Canyon-1 and -2 beyond 2024 and 2025. That’s a controversial ask, according to nuclear safety experts, given the breadth of operational changes and decisions that have been made since, and several more recent unplanned outages related to equipment failures.

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