Precision provided cost consulting services for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant (DCPP) Decommissioning Project. This analysis focused on construction costs related to the hazardous waste transfer station located in Pismo Beach, CA. The Pismo Beach rail spur was originally constructed in the early 1970’s by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to support construction of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Because railroad transport was deemed to be the most efficient and cost-effective method for shipping large quantities of waste material generated during the decommissioning effort, the Pismo Beach Rail Yard Facility needed to be modified to enable the transfer of intermodal containers to gondola rail cars staged at the rail spur.
This effort required significant facility upgrades and site modifications, including a new 20,000 sf Hazardous Waster Transfer Building, 3,100 LF of new rail track, air quality monitoring systems, upgraded facility lighting, a guard house, automated lift gates, and extensive roadway and traffic signal improvements.
Location: Pismo Beach, California
Category: Civic & Public Works