26 Aug '16, 3pm

This timeline runs to the year 26,095: How to dismantle a #nuclear power plant in just 24,000 years.

How to Dismantle an Atomic Power Plant Scott Lucas | Photo: Daniel Krall | August 25, 2016 PG&E just announced it will close the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near San Luis Obispo. But just how, exactly, do you demolish a fission reactor? Here’s a hypothetical timeline based on past decommissionings. 2016–19 PG&E will develop a decommissioning proposal for the California Public Utilities Commission that will update the cost estimate and map how to tear down the plant. A PG&E spokesperson says the company is now beginning to put together the group that will write the plan. 2018–24 PG&E will obtain 2,000 gross gigawatt hours of energy efficiency savings (a gigawatt is one billion watts) to offset the loss of Diablo Canyon. How exactly it’ll do that it’s not saying. 2019 PG&E will likely submit a license renewal application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for storage of ...

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