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While we are happy to hear the CEO of SCE say the plant will be closed until Aug 31, we would remind him it is not his call alone. The process does include the NRC and a series of public hearings to be held starting June 18 in SJC.
There seems to be many questions to be answered first for example who will pay for the repair or replacement of the steam generators, will the public and the NRC allow SCE to perform a risky experiment to restart the plant? Such as starting up the plant until the steam generator tubes start to vibrate and then lower the pressure down until it stops vibrating? That sounds very dangerous to us.
We think the best way for this process to go forward is to take these steps:
1. Public hearings by the Office of Governor Brown, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), our state legislators, and local city councils to join us in a call for the following actions.
2. An immediate investigation in order to determine if the reopening of SONGS is both cost effective and beneficial to our communities before moving forward with the repair or replacement of the steam generators and subsequent reopening of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)
3. San Onofre unit one was shown not to be cost effective for the public good and closed & decommissioned by CPUC in the past.
4. ROSE hopes the citizens will participate in the public hearings to be held by the NRC to voice their concerns about the almost weekly safety problems we have heard about sense Jan 2012.
5. ROSE strongly believes the ISO reports that indicate Ca has enough power for the summer without San Onofre. But we will need to watch closely to see if there is any artificial manipulation of Ca’s electric grid.