OAKLAND, Calif. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region 9 Technological Hazards Branch, Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program, announced today that a public meeting will be held on September 16, 2022, in San Luis Obispo, California. 

The public meeting will present preliminary FEMA observations regarding the performance of the state of California, County of San Luis Obispo during a Plume Phase Exercise (PPX) held with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) in the County of San Luis Obispo earlier this week.

The purpose of the PPX is for federal teams to evaluate, assess and validate state, county and local emergency response ability to protect the health and safety of the public near DCPP in the event of an incident at the power plant were to occur. Representatives from FEMA will chair the meeting, and present their preliminary observations.

  • What: A public meeting in San Luis Obispo, California, where FEMA representatives will present preliminary performance observations following a full-scale PPX in the County of San Luis Obispo, California.
  • Who: FEMA Region 9, Technological Hazards Branch
  • When: Friday, September 16, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: PG&E Educational Center, 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 (Seating is limited)

Members of the media: Please email FEMA-R9NewsDesk@fema.dhs.gov for additional details and to coordinate attendance and interview requests in advance.


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