|Norris McDonald at SONGS on July 6, 2005|
We support NRC's prudence and know that the agency will not allow restart until it is satisfied the licensee can operate the plant without undue risk to public health and safety. 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. We believe the licensee will shut down again if there is a problem because their principle concern is the safety of the public. This safeguard assures public safety and health. The NRC should complete its technical evaluation and render a decision to restart Unit 2 in May.