Uranium-235

Diablo Canyon is a nuclear facility located near Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California. After the permanent shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in 2013, it is the only nuclear plant operational in the state and is operated by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). The twin reactors in the facility produce about 7% of the electricity California uses, supplying the electrical needs of more than 3 million people. It has been in operation since 1985 and is located less than a mile from the Shoreline fault line, which was not known to exist at the time of construction, and is located less than three miles from a second fault. The twin reactors are currently licensed until 2024 and 2025 respectively.

In November 2009, PG&E applied to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for 20-year license renewals for both reactors, which would keep them in operation until 2044 and 2045, but the decision of whether or not to renew these licenses is a highly debated topic.

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