The NRC is providing inaccurate and false information to public

November 3, 2020, San Diego — In a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and to the NRC’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Public Watchdogs argues that the NRC is once again deceiving the public by misrepresenting nuclear safety issues at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). In February of 2020, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Inspector General report blasted the NRC…

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Public Watchdogs files NRC petition demanding analysis of public safety threats at beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump

Today, Public Watchdogs announced that it has filed a 2.206 Petition with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to compel Southern California Edison to provide an analysis of “non-credible” safety threats at the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump located at San Onofre State Beach Park in San Diego County. Get the 2.206 Petition Here. Get the press release Background: The Public Watchdogs petition argues that under…

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Radioactive Releases from Nuclear Power Plants: A Cause for Concern

By Roger Johnson, PhD, contributing editor  All nuclear power plants regularly discharge radioactivity into the environment.  They produce large quantities of radioactive materials and some of it gets discharged into the atmosphere, waterways, and surrounding land.  The public needs to know more about these radioactive emissions, especially since they are conducted frequently and in secret.  Ionizing radiation is a known carcinogen, and since cancer is becoming the number one…

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SONGS Community “Engagement” Panel to hold virtual meeting August 20

CLICK HERE to attend the Skype Meeting Thursday, August 20th, ( at 5:30pm SoCal Edison is holding a virtual meeting on the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), via Skype teleconference      Southern California Edison needs to know they are accountable to people like you who have financed this nuclear boondoggle. When you attend by phone or via Skype, it sends a powerful message…

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Last canister of nuclear waste buried today at America’s largest beachfront nuclear waste dump

This story is republished under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law.  To view the original article as it appeared in the San Clemente Times, click here.  Ironically, Edison dropped its last canister of radioactive nuclear waste into the ground on the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, which occurred at 4:15pm Pacific Time, August 5th (8:15am Japanese time, August 6th).  By Shawn Raymundo,…

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Public Watchdogs’ commentary in the San Diego Union Tribune on the California Coastal Commission’s vote to approve the maintenance plan for the USA’s largest beachfront nuclear waste dump

What could possibly go wrong with the beachfront nuclear waste dump at San Onofre State Beach park? Plenty. Like a knight in shining armor made of tinfoil, the walls on these radioactive stainless steel canisters are only 5/8-inch thick.

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New Mexico Governor tells Trump that Consolidated Interim Storage of nuclear waste is “economic malpractice”

July 31, New Mexico — New Mexico State Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has accused president Trump of committing “economic malpractice.” In a letter to Mr. Trump dated July 28, 2020, governor Grisham expresses her opposition to a “Consolidated Interim Storage Facility, or “High-Level Nuclear Waste Dump” in New Mexico on the grounds that it is “An unnecessary risk to our citizens and our communities, our first responders,…

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Nine State Attorneys General file legal documents with NRC protesting Holtec as a nuclear waste vendor.

In an unprecedented act of unity, nine attorneys general from nine separate states have intervened in a case involving nuclear safety and Holtec International.   The brief, known as an Amici Curiae or “friend of the court” is in support of legal action against the NRC by Massachusetts’ Attorney General, Maura Healey.  In September of 2019,   Ms. Healey filed a lawsuit alleging that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission…

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Recording of May 8, 2020 NRC Teleconference on COVID-19 infections at Nuclear Power Plants

Today at 6:00 am California time, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) convened a teleconference/webinar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nuclear facilities in the United States.  During the teleconference, NRC representatives stated that they do not know what the rate of infection is at America’s 104 operating and decommissioning nuclear reactors.  The conference lasted one hour and was recorded for publication by Public Watchdogs….

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NRC FOIA Response, Freedom Of Information Act, 04-15-2020 FOIA NRC-2020-000169

This is the NRC’s response to a massive Public Watchdogs Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request number NRC-2020-000169 Form 464, Public Watchdogs FOIA and Final NRC Response FOIA Response #1  xxx pages, FSAR – Final Safety Analysis Report, Revision 5, June 20, 2017 1Released Records FOIA Response #2  138 pages, Holtec’s top secret “Alloy X” is just ordinary stainless steel   2-Released Records FOIA Response #3  117…

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Ninth Circuit Court motion to force SoCal Edison to develop a realistic SONGS decommissioning plan

Public Watchdogs files motion in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals:  Asks court to halt nuclear waste burials until SONGS  has a better plan   Public Watchdogs insists on a new decommissioning plan recognizing the reality of permanent storage of nuclear waste at San Onofre Dateline San Diego California, Wednesday 04-01-20 — Yesterday, Public Watchdogs filed a Motion for Temporary Injunctive relief with the Ninth Circuit Court of…

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Southern California Edison’s response to County Supervisor Jim Desmond’s questions about COVID19 and nuclear waste safety at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

On March 24, 2020, Public Watchdogs sent a letter to San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond.  The letter asked Mr. Desmond to request a halt to the ongoing movement of deadly nuclear waste at San Onofre during the COVID19 epidemic. Below is Edison’s reply to Supervisor Desmond’s questions, received via email  at 10:20am on March 26, 2020. Questions in bold…. Are the operations at San Onofre,…

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