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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Activists, panel spar over nuke waste – San Diego Union Tribune

Public Watchdogs says commission’s permit for storage site invalid By Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union Tribune December 8, 2017 This story is reproduced under the Fair Use provision of U.S. copyright law. Please get the original story as it appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune here.  A San Diego activist group that wants to block nuclear waste from being stored at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating…

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Navy warned Coastal Commission it lacks jurisdiction to grant nuke dump permit

Navy to Coastal Commission: ” You have no jurisdiction” For interviews contact: Charles Langley (858) 752-4600 San Diego, December 6, 2017 — New research by Public Watchdogs shows that the Navy warned the California Coastal Commission four days prior to its October 6, 2015 vote, that it ‘lacked the jurisdiction’ to grant Southern California Edison (Edison) a permit to bury nuclear waste 108 feet from the…

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Public Watchdogs Funding need

Below is a list of funding needs for Public Watchdogs Updated: March 19, 2017 Web hosting Portable projector for PowerPoint presentations (see sample) $359.00 Web site maintenance, design, and updates, $275 monthly, $3,300.00 annually (Sponsored through July, 2017) News Desktop PC, with Windows 7 or 8 professional:  $725.00  (Sponsored) SDSU Intern, Erin Deuble, Nuclear Waste Sustainability Analyst: $980.00 Non-Profit General Liability Insurance annual January premium $691.00 [Sponsored!]…

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Public Watchdogs exposes shocking emergency response plans at SONGS

New documents show Emergency Response Services to a nuclear disaster at San Onofre have been gutted by Southern California Edison.  Watch the NBC video here. September 29, 2016, SAN DIEGO — Today, Public Watchdogs released sensitive and previously unpublished documents from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The documents authorize the elimination of required emergency planning and response to a nuclear accident at the now-failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating…

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San Bruno Gets Burned by their Own

You’d think after all the time and suffering the folks of San Bruno have endured, that if Justice was not to be served there would be a darned good explanation.  Not so. The judge, who shamefully exonerated PG&E from its fiduciary responsibility for its criminal acts, refused to provide an explanation for his decision. The prosecutors, who were expected to expedite restitution on behalf of the…

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A special message to potential whistle blowers

  My name is Charles Langley, and I’m a whistle blower, too. I’ve had the honor of working with a brave whistleblower at Edison., I’d like to tell you what every whistle blower must know, and explode a few myths. My recommendation: Blow the whistle, but stay anonymous.  I call this the “silent whistle.”  By staying anonymous you will protect your reputation. Even better, it makes…

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The California Coastal Commission’s betrayal of Californians

Editor’s Note: You may watch the October 6, video of the California Coastal Commission’s phony public hearing on San Onofre Here.  The discussion of San Onofre begins at Minute 39. On October 6, 2015, the Coastal Commission deeply betrayed its own mission statement and the public by holding a secret, nonpublic vote to approve a a radioactive nuclear waste dump at San Onofre State Beach. The public…

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Cancer Deaths Kept Secret: Why the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is killing cancer studies

Does Living Near a Nuclear Power Plant Increase the Risk of Cancer? The NRC has terminated an important cancer study so we may never find out   By Roger Johnson, PhD   About 47 million Americans live within 31 miles of a nuclear power plant (NPP) and 112 million live within 50 miles.  About 2.5 million live within 31 miles of San Onofre.  The 31 mile…

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Del Mar Sea Level Rise (SLR) Risk Assessment & Vulnerability Reports

All Del Mar Sea Level Rise (SLR) Reports, Photos, Maps, Press Release etc. can be found here. Announcement of Del Mar Coastal Hazards Vulnerability & Risk Assessment Project Completion: PRESS RELEASE-Del Mar Coastal Hazards, Vulnerability & Risk Assessment Del Mar Coastal Hazards-Vulnerability & Risk Assessment: Includes; Coastal Flood & Damage, Bluff Erosion, Rail Road Impact, Bluff Retreat Projections, Beach Erosion & Shoreline Change Maps, Bluff Erosion & Cliff…

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