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The billion dollar price tag and burden of storing nuclear waste that comes when Diablo Canyon is finally decommissioned

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California's last operational nuclear power plant is perched on the ocean’s edge near the City of San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast. Diablo Canyon was due to close in 2025 – it’s unlikely that’sgoing to happen. But, ultimately one day it will be decommissioned. We look at the massive costs and risks for the local community.

You can read the digital version of this episode here.

Michelle oversees digital products at KCLU and is the host and creator of the station's first award-winning podcast The One Oh One. The podcast has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, an RTNA 'Best Podcast' award and an LA Press Club award.