Wednesday, June 23 2010 4:20 PM EDT2010-06-23 21:20:20 GMT
PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY DECLARES ALERT AT DIABLO CANYON POWER PLANT SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) notified county, state and federal authorities of theMore >>
Wednesday, June 23 2010 7:11 PM EDT2010-06-24 00:11:42 GMT
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Conditions are stable at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Power Plant Unit 1, where an alert was declared this morning due to a buildup of carbon dioxideMore >>
Thursday, June 24 2010 1:32 PM EDT2010-06-24 18:32:32 GMT
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – At 5:15 PM, Pacific Gas and Electric Company terminated an alert at Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The alert was declared this morning due to a buildup of carbon dioxide duringMore >>
DIABLO CANYON – PG&E officials issued an alert Wednesday at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
The alert came just before 11:00am, when carbon dioxide was released into a plant area during a planned test.
Central Coast residents can rest assured that nobody is currently in danger and the plant is running normally at full capacity, but crews are trying to figure out what went wrong.
Earlier Wednesday morning, crews were working on the main lube oil reserve room in Unit #1 at the power plant.
The lube oil reserve room is a room used for fire suppression services.
Crews were performing a post maintenance test when they had a malfunction and carbon dioxide was released into the room. The amount released was enough that it would have been harmful for people if they were in the room at the time.
When that happened the control room became aware of the danger and issued an alert, which immediately isolated the carbon dioxide to the room and stopped the flow.
Because of the nature of the alert and the unknown danger, members of the California State Parks System were notified and Montana de Oro State Park was shut dwon.
No one was evacuated, but the access road was closed and not one was allowed into the park.
Crews at the power plant are working to determine what caused the release.,
They have setup fire watches at other parts of the plant because of the amount of carbon dioxide still trapped.
They are working with CalFire to figure out a safe way to release the carbon dioxide.
This is the first time that an alert has ever been issued during the entire operation of Diablo Canyon.
Wednesday, June 5 2013 5:40 PM EDT2013-06-05 21:40:27 GMT
Dear Jon - Tina wrote to me and asked, "Dear Jon, who paid for Tibor Karsai's RV, was it taxpayer money?" We went to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department to get some answers. This whole TiborMore >>
Dear Jon - Tina wrote to me and asked, "Dear Jon, who paid for Tibor Karsai's RV, was it taxpayer money?" We went to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department to get some answers. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 04:35:59 GMT
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LOMPOC, Calif.- A stone pine tree collapsed Tuesday afternoon on the 200 block of South H Street crushing a parked truck. Crews believe strong winds most likely caused the tree to fall. FortunatelyMore >>
LOMPOC, Calif.- A stone pine tree collapsed Tuesday afternoon on the 200 block of South H Street crushing a parked truck.More >>