AVILA BEACH, Calif.- PG&E officials say they are currently investigating the cause of a Diablo Canyon unit shutdown Wednesday morning.
Unit 2 at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant automatically shut down Wednesday morning, according to PG&E.
A spokesman for PG&E told Central Coast news the unit is in safe condition. So far no power outages or leaks have been reported in connection with the shutdown.
PG&E spokesman Blair Jones said in a statement, "Unit 2 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely shut down as it was designed to do after plant monitors sensed an electrical disturbance in equipment that moves power to the state's electric grid. Unit 1 continues to safely generate power."
Plant operators responded to the shutdown according to procedures and are working to determine the cause of the incident.
The unit remains in a safe condition and will be restored to service after the cause is fully understood and the equipment is fully tested.
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