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Diablo Canyon By the Numbers

Deaths or injuries

Deaths or injuries

are attributable to radiation from spent nuclear fuel stored at Diablo Canyon in its 33-year history.


Diablo Canyon generates 18 terawatthours (trillion watthours) of clean electricity each year.


Every year, Diablo Canyon prevents 9 million tons of CO2 emissions.

Find the Spent Nuclear Fuel 

If you’re wondering where the smokestacks are at Diablo Canyon Power Plant (below), there aren’t any! Since 1985, Diablo Canyon has generated almost 600 trillion watthours of clean energy – 9% of all the electricity used in California – with zero carbon emissions.

“What about the waste?”

The nuclear fuel in each reactor (Diablo Canyon has two) needs to be replaced about every eighteen months. Though the spent fuel removed from the reactors remains dangerous for hundreds of years, there’s very little of it – the spent fuel from your lifetime electricity needs would fit inside an empty Coke can. All of Diablo Canyon’s spent fuel is stored safely onsite in sealed, dry casks.

By clicking on the photo below, see if you can find where PG&E stores all the spent fuel created since Diablo Canyon opened in 1985.