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Diablo Canyon has a Jellyfish Problem

I found this AP story and I thought I’d post it here since I didn’t find it on any of our local newspaper and TV news sites….

AVILA BEACH, Calif.—An influx of jellyfish has forced the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant to operate on reduced power.

The PG&E-owned plant, which is on the coast near San Luis Obispo, uses water from the Pacific Ocean to cool its two reactors.

According to a report from the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday, plant operators reported a, quote, “rapid influx of jellyfish” on Tuesday afternoon but said reactor protection systems operated as designed and the system was stable.

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