Comments of Nina Babiarz’ testimony to the California Coastal Commission on the possibility of Diablo Canyon nuke waste storage at SONGS

The Coastal Commission’s strangely-worded “Restrictions” on nuclear waste could have created a legal loophole that would have allowed San Onofre to accept nuclear waste from other nuclear power plants! NINA BABIARZ’ PUBLIC COMMENTS at the 10-13-2022 CA COASTAL COMMISSION MEETING My name is Nina Babiarz, a founding Board Member with Public Watchdogs and a member of Congressman Levin’s San Onofre Task Force for approximately 3 years. …

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Coastal Commission amends SONG nuke waste storage terms after hearing from Public Watchdogs’ public advocates

In early October of 2022, Public Watchdogs’ Director of Development noticed something peculiar about what should have been a very straight-forwarded licensing deal with Southern California Edison, the majority owners of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).  What Nina noticed, buried deep within all the  bureaucratic double-talk in the Commission Agenda, was a clause that would have given Edison permission to bury waste from…

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Is San Onofre’s nuclear waste destined for New Mexico?

If fully developed, a proposed interim storage site could handle all the spent fuel that’s piled up across the country. But there’s opposition. This story is reproduced under the Fair Use provision of U.S. copyright law. Please read the original story in the San Diego Union Tribune here. By Rob Nikolewski July 29, 2022 5:30 AM PT,  Is the solution to the decades-long debate over what…

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Public advocates request a complete halt of nuclear waste burials on the beach at SONGS during COVID19 crisis

Update, March 26, 2020 – Southern California Edison’s response to County Supervisor Desmond Two days ago, Public Watchdogs sent San Diego County Supervisor, Jim Desmond, a letter requesting a halt to the ongoing movement of deadly nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Mr. Desmond, is a volunteer member of  the SONGS Community Engagement Panel.  Today’s public meeting of the Community Engagement Panel …

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August Has Been a Cruel Month for San Onofre Nuke Plant

Public Watchdogs says the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) “spent fuel casks are not thick enough and could crack.” by MICHAEL STEINBERG / Blackrain Press Republished from the OB Rag under the Fair use provision of U.S. copyright law.  Get the original story here. Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of…

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Public Watchdogs Urges CPUC To Reject San Onofre Settlement

Thursday, March 1, 2018 By Alison St John, KPBS      Aired 3/1/18 on KPBS Midday Edition   GUEST:   Alison St John, north county reporter, KPBS   Transcript The consumer group Public Watchdogs is opposing a settlement agreement that charges ratepayers about $2 billion for the shutdown of San Onofre. The nuclear power plant closed in 2013 after faulty, newly-installed steam generators began to leak in 2012. Charles Langley of Public Watchdogs said…

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Union Tribune: Local consumer group seeks to join San Onofre case to fight latest settlement proposal

  Charles Langley (John Gastaldo / John Gastaldo) The consumer group Public Watchdogs is seeking to join the San Onofre power plant case pending before the California Public Utilities Commission. CEO Charles Langley said a recent agreement to stop $775 million in consumer charges for the 2012 nuclear plant closure does not do enough to protect ratepayers from unfair charges. Public Watchdogs said other consumer groups…

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Comments of San Clemente Green / Gary Headricks to the Southern California Edison Community Engagement Panel

CEP Presentation 11-10-16 (visuals embedded into document) from http://www.sanclementegreen.org/   Gary Headricks was unable to attend tonight’s meeting due to an emergency eye surgery and asked me to take his place. I am glad to have this opportunity to participate in your panel discussion to consider the CEP’s performance for the past three years and to give constructive criticism and make suggestions for where to go…

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Cause of 2012 San Onofre nuclear plant leak revealed

CBS NEWS: Cause of 2012 San Onofre nuclear plant leak revealed

View the original article CBS NEWS SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The cause of a leak in 2012 that led to the permanent shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was steam generators being deliberately run too hot, too hard and too fast, according to a report released Tuesday by an independent watchdog organization. The analysis asserts that operators of the plant in northern San Diego…

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