PG&E has a new way to store radioactive waste at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant
MAY 12, 2023
PG&E will soon have an additional way it stores casks of new highly radioactive spent fuel from Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
Currently, the spent fuel — radioactive waste that remains dangerous for tens of thousands of years after use — is stored in vertical casks mounted on concrete pads at the power plant’s property just north of Avila Beach.
The new system would store the spent fuel in horizontal concrete structures about 25 feet long and 20 feet tall.