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May 5, 2019 2:32 pmNRC refuses to fine Holtec for violating Federal nuclear safety laws, underscoring its complete failure to protect the public

Holtec had two violations, the NRC said: failure to establish adequate design control measures of components important to safety, and failure to perform evaluations before making changes. A base civil penalty of $36,250 was considered and rejected due to Holtec’s “prompt and comprehensive” corrective actions, which outraged some critics. “The failure...

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April 26, 2019 2:43 pmNRC “enforcement decision” represents a miserable failure to regulate.

Today, the nonprofit public safety advocacy group, Public Watchdogs, reacted to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission email touting an “enforcement decision,” at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s beachfront nuclear waste dump, by calling the agency a “miserable failure.” Breaking news: April 26, 2019, 3:50PM NRC “Enforcement Action” against Holtec shows a...

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April 25, 2019 7:15 pmPublic Watchdogs sues State Lands Commission to stop destruction of Spent Fuel Pools

Dateline San Diego, April 26, 2019 —Today, Public Watchdogs announced that it has filed a second legal action against the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump owned by Southern California Edison (Edison).  Get the lawsuit here. The lawsuit aims to prevent the tear-down of the spent nuclear fuel pools, which currently...

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April 19, 2019 1:08 pmApril 10, 2019, recording of Holtec and NRC Joint Public Relations event

Is the NRC embarrassed, or just secretive?    Every lowered canister containing nuclear waste at San Onofre has been gouged during the loading process. This is a problem, because even small scratches can create a toe-hold for stress corrosion cracking, which has the potential to destroy the integrity of a canister...

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April 11, 2019 8:43 pmPublic Watchdogs PSA aims to put Southern California Edison on the ropes

Press Advisory:  9-Year-Old Girl Strikes blow for justice in “hard-hitting” nuclear awareness PSA Today, Public Watchdogs announced that it has launched a hard hitting television and social media campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of deadly radioactive waste being stored at San Onofre State Beach Park in San Diego California.  Get...

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March 31, 2019 11:11 amNRC inspection paves the way to additional safety lapses at SONGS

On March 25, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced  that it was fining the utility giant Southern California Edison (SCE) $116,000.00 for violations of Federal Nuclear Safety Law. The decision comes as a disappointment to public safety advocates on the grounds that the comparatively paltry  fine will pave the way to...

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March 26, 2019 3:06 pmSouthern California Edison gets wrist-slap from NRC for nuclear waste safety violations

Owners of the failed SONGS nuclear plant have been fined for violating Federal radiation safety laws. The fine is a wrist-slap which proves the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is incapable of enforcing the laws protecting the public from future nuclear radiation accidents. The failure of the Nuclear regulatory Commission to...

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March 26, 2019 11:18 amNuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) safety inspection at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station fails to impress critics

Public Watchdogs criticizes the NRC for not “putting boots on the ground” in its recent report, and for conducting a sham inspection.  Get our letter of protest explaining why it is a sham here. Preliminary NRC report finds a host of ‘deficiencies’ after incident at San Onofre nuclear plant By ROB NIKOLEWSKI...

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March 20, 2019 9:46 amSONGS Public Meeting! March 21, State Lands Commission, 9:00 AM Oceanside CA

Thursday, March 21,  9AM, Oceanside  (Get Map) CA State Lands Commission vote on SONGS  QLN Conference Center 1938 Avenida del Oro, in Oceanside Key Documents:  State Lands Commission Agenda                                      NRC  Agenda for March...

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March 11, 2019 9:58 pmPublic Watchdogs’ comments on the 8th anniversary of Fukushima.

Nina Babiarz and Charles Langley of Public Watchdogs interview on KUSI news with Lauren Phinney about the eighth anniversary of the Fukushima radiation disaster that displaced 100,000 people in one of the largest evacuations in world history.  Could a similar nuclear disaster happen in San Diego at the site of the...

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