|Norris McDonald at SONGS on July 6, 2005|
Edison has proposed re-starting San Onofre’s Reactor 2 at 70 percent power for five months. We believe this is a prudent proposal and NRC should allow it. The licensee shut down immediately upon detecting one of the Unit 3 generators was leaking and causing a tiny, but measurable, increase in the radioactivity of the normally non-radioactive water in the secondary (steam) side of the steam generators. We believe the licensee will shut down again if there is a problem because their principle concern is the safety of the public.