Follow Up: Moss Landing residents worried for their safety after PG&E's Tesla-battery fire

  • Source: KSBW-TV NBC 8 Salinas
  • Published: 09/22/2022 12:00 AM

Residents say they feel unsafe in their neighborhood after a Tesla battery caught on fire early Tuesday morning at PG&E's newest power plant. The fire caused a day-long shelter-in-place advisory for the entire Moss Landing community. "We like to maintain our windows open. So it's just concerning. What is in the air? What kind of chemicals and what kind of effect can that have on our health?" a resident said. The population of Moss Landing sits below 50 people, with all residents living within a 3-mile radius. "Every so often, there's a weird sound that bothers me. I never know what it's doing," a long-time resident said. "And I didn't even realize there were that many batteries over there." The 182.5-megawatt Tesla Megapack system can power more than 250,000 homes.


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