What will closing Diablo Canyon mean for SLO County?

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The last nuclear power plant operating in the state of California is set to shut down in 2025. Located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Luis Obispo County, Diablo Canyon has delivered electricity since 1985 and employs roughly 1,500 people. This week, U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal introduced a bill to help mitigate the economic blow Diablo’s closure will have on the county by incentivizing clean energy businesses to move in.

Diablo Canyon sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean just up the coast from Avila Beach




Kathryn Barnes