H-SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Feb 4, 2013 5:11 PM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News

Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon shut down for planned maintenance

Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant was safely shut down Sunday as part of planned refueling and maintenance, PG&E announced Monday.

The utility says more than 11,000 tasks will be performed in order to enhance the operation of Unit 2.

Unit 1 will continue to generate electricity during the Unit 2 outage.

Each of the plant's two reactor units is refueled every 18 months. Outages typically last an average of eight weeks.

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