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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Documents

Documents such as reports, studies, hearings, and operational reports related to the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plan.

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How to Search ADAMS Public Documents

  • For best results, use the Advanced Search tab.
  • Choose Public Library or Public Legacy Library
  • Build your search in the Document Properties area.
  • "Matching all criteria of group" is useful for searching for topics and names
    • Use Document Title contains to search for topic keywords
    • Use Author Name or Addressee Name to search for correspondence or testimony by a specific person
    • Use Document Date to limit your search to a specific date or range of dates
    • Keyword consists of terms assigned by the NRC and is not generally useful for searching
  • To limit your search to Diablo Canyon documents only, click "More options" to open "Matching any criteria of group," then use the docket numbers associated with each generating unit:
    • Diablo Canyon 1:  05000275
    • Diablo Canyon 2:  05000323
  • The full list of docket numbers is available on the NRC site.
    • Useful for researching other nuclear facilities

How to Use the Results

  • Full-text documents will display a PDF or "text/plain" symbol to the left of the document title. Very large documents or multiple selections may be in a zipped file.
    • To download a full-text document, check the box next to it and choose "Download" at the top of the search results.
  • If the document does not have full text available, you will need its Microform Address.
    • Check the box next to the title and choose "Properties" at the top of the search results
    • Go to the Custom tab in the Document Properties box and scroll down to Microform Addresses
    • Write down the number you see there (e.g. 50275-63) along with the title of the document and bring it to the Research Help Desk
      • The Research Help Desk can retrieve the microfiche you need and help you to view, print, or save documents
    • The Microform Address refers to the fiche number (e.g. 50275) and the point on the fiche where your document begins (e.g. page 63)
    • Each microfiche contains 13 rows of 28 page images each (364 page images); a single microfiche can contain many different documents, and a single document may start on one microfiche and continue to the next
  • To print the properties of one or more documents:
    • Check the box next to all desired titles and choose "Report" at the top of the search results
    • Choose "LEGACY Custom"
    • A list of the properties (including custom properties such as Microform Addresses) will be presented in a new tab
      • This list can be printed using your web browser print command or copied and pasted into a document or spreadsheet