Nuclear Street News - Wed, Jul 22 2015 1:50 PM
Diablo Canyon Power Plant plays a major role in helping PG&E generate and deliver some of the nation’s cleanest electricity.
And there’s nothing more important to PG&E and its customers in the San Luis Obispo County region than its safe operation.
Diablo Canyon was built to a higher standard than commercial buildings to ensure that key safety systems continue to operate during an earthquake, said Jearl Strickland, PG&E's director of nuclear projects.
That’s why PG&E constantly works to ensure the plant can withstand a major seismic event – an ongoing process that puts it on the cutting-edge of seismic research and solidifies Diablo Canyon Power Plant as an industry leader.
“Seismic safety for Diablo Canyon wasn’t simply a one-shot deal with the original design and construction of the power plant. Through our long-term seismic program we’ve continued to learn additional knowledge on how earthquakes behave around the world and we continue to apply those lessons learned,” said Jearl Strickland, PG&E’s director of nuclear projects.