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January 15, 2022 2:14 pmToday’s tsunami warning triggers concern by nuclear safety advocates

Public Watchdogs, a nonprofit advocacy group, is expressing deep concern for the public’s safety regarding the 3.6 Million pounds of deadly radioactive nuclear waste stored on the beach, 108 feet from the Pacific Ocean, in a USGS designated tsunami inundation zone.

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December 6, 2021 8:59 pmU.S. Supreme Court kicks nuclear cans down the road to our children

For Immediate Release Public Watchdogs learned today that the Supreme Court of the United States has denied our petition for a hearing regarding the right of private citizens to sue utilities over safety issues involving toxic high-level nuclear waste.   At issue is the storage of highly radioactive “spent” nuclear fuel.  3.6...

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December 6, 2021 4:39 pmPublic Watchdogs, Supreme Court Case Documents, Public Watchdogs v. Southern California Edison

This page contains all the documents filed at the United States Supreme Court in Public Watchdogs v Southern California Edison et al. You may view the original Supreme Court web page here. No. 20-1676 Title: Public Watchdogs, Petitioner v. Southern California Edison Company, et al. Docketed: June 2, 2021 Lower Ct:...

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October 20, 2021 9:52 amIn memory of Phil Maxwell, Public Watchdogs Board Member

Phillip Quinten Moskal Maxwell has passed away peacefully.

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September 27, 2021 2:59 pmOpinion: Why nuclear power is NOT clean energy, by Tim Forkes, Los Angeles Post Examiner

Let’s be clear: nuclear power is not clean energy. If it was it wouldn’t need to be stored in stainless steel containers encased in several feet of cement. Cleaning up our nuclear messes has to be part of our efforts to slow down the climate crisis. It is part of the...

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September 1, 2021 1:51 pmPublic Watchdogs Answer to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s August 30, 2021 Letter on “Credible” risk

More than a year ago, our consultant, Paul Blanch, asked the NRC a very simple question: How does NRC define a risk when it says it is “not credible”?  After almost eleven months the NRC finally responded, but utterly failed to answer the question.  Now, Southern California Edison has triumphantly published...

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August 10, 2021 11:50 amPublic Watchdogs’ Supreme Court case featured in SCOTUSBlog

The highly respected SCOTUSBlog, which covers significant legal actions before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), has singled out Public Watchdogs’ as a “Featured Case” for the Public Watchdogs’ lawsuit against Southern California Edison.  At issue is whether or not current laws give federal courts jurisdiction over the United...

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June 15, 2021 5:00 amA Controversial Nuclear Waste Cleanup Could Put a Critical Legal Question Before the U.S. Supreme Court

A California public advocacy group says private parties should be able to make claims against a Nuclear Regulatory Commission license holder in federal district court, especially when deadly radioactive waste is at stake. Get the Petition at https://bit.ly/3xlXWXf       Get this advisory as a printable pdf. San Diego, Calif. (June...

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May 28, 2021 4:50 pmPublic Watchdogs files Petition for Certiorari with U.S. Supreme Court

Today, public Watchdogs filed legal documents with the United States Supreme Court, requesting that the highest court in the land reverse a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the radioactive nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). SONGS was shuttered due to a radiation leak...

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