Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water, today issued the following statement after a two and a half hour meeting at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station:
“It was important for NRC Chairman Jaczko to come to San Onofre today for a firsthand look at the situation.
“On my visit last year and today, I was impressed with the dedication and expertise of the professionals that run the facility and who work to ensure the safe operation of the plant.
“At this time, the cause of the damage to the heat transfer tubes has not been determined.
“Nearly 7.4 million Californians live within 50 miles of San Onofre, so it is clear that the generator must remain offline until it is carefully inspected and any safety issue is definitively diagnosed and fixed.
“Chairman Jaczko and Edison CEO Ted Craver assured me that they will not allow the generators in units 2 and 3 to restart until they are both certain it is absolutely safe. I will hold them to that commitment.”