The Humboldt Bay Power Plant, which
was the first nuclear reactor ever built in California, has been
out of commission for several years. Pacific Gas and Electric
Company (PG&E) has begun the dismantling process and is
removing the diesel and natural gas generator units to make way for
a new power plant.
GHD is providing the structural engineering for the dismantling
of the fossil fuel portion of the plant as well as performing the
lead and asbestos surveys for the demolition. Our structural
engineers are developing plans for the rigging and removal of the
fuel rod rack from the containment pool to allow PG&E to remove
any nuclear fuel remnants. To aid in the dismantling, we are
designing access roads, which may also lead to the site design for
the new power plant.
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