NEW REPORT: U.S. nuke disaster could dwarf Fukushima

New report from Princeton shows failure of Nuclear  Regulatory Commission to accurately assess risk For immediate release, May 26, 2017 For background or to arrange an interview contact Charles Langley at  (858) 752-4600  A new Princeton study, which uses an advanced weather modeling program called HYSPLIT, developed by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shows that a radiation plume from a spent fuel disaster  would affect more than 18…

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New Report blasts NRC for reckless “regulatory failure” at San Onofre

   Southern California Edison’s disaster response plan for San Onofre shifts responsibility for a nuclear emergency from FEMA to local fire and police departments SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2017, 7:30AM  – Today, Public Watchdogs unleashed a chronological 450-page report and analysis of regulatory failure and the deeply flawed safety planning and emergency response plans at the now-defunct San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) owned by Southern…

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Nuclear Surfer / Mermaid Event, 1:00PM Friday, Hall of Justice, San Diego

Get ready to make peaceful waves at 1:00 PM Friday April 14th at the San Diego Hall of Justice. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nuclear Surfers and Mermaids to gather at 1:00 PM Friday, April 14th to stand for toxic waste safety WHO:         Surfers, mermaids, musicians and concerned citizens dressed in yellow HazMat Gear. Public invited (see attached photos) WHAT:      An event in support of nuclear waste safety…

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NOTICE OF PRESS CONFERENCE

Surfers in HazMat Gear to gather at Superior Court Friday, April 14th Scroll down for photos of HazMat Surfers.   WHO:         75 surfers, mermaids, musicians and concerned citizens dressed in yellow HazMat Gear. Public invited (see attached photos) WHAT:      An event in support of nuclear waste safety at San Onofre WHEN:      1:00 PM (participants should arrive at noon for set-up) WHERE:    Steps of the San Diego Superior Court…

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Ad Campaign pokes fun at “Nuke-Hugging” Surfers

Ad Campaign pokes fun at “Nuke-Hugging” Surfers Urges Public to attend April 14 event at San Diego Superior Court, 1:00 PM DATELINE – SAN CLEMENTE CALIFORNIA, April 10, 2017 Today the non-profit consumer advocacy group Public Watchdogs announced that it has launched a light-hearted social media and print advertising campaign that uses humor to educate surfers about the dangers of the radioactive waste storage facility that is…

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Advertisements in Social Media and Newspapers for April 14, 2017 Event

Post these images on Social Media, #HazMatSurf, #SonOnofreGate !!! The public is invited to attend a media event at 1:00 PM  on April  14th on the steps of the San Diego Hall of Justice at 330 West Broadway San Diego (get map) to draw attention to the HazMat Surf problem at the newly built San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump.  Conveniently located just 36 yeards from the sugar-sand…

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Surfrider Foundation budgets $62 Million on Beach Cleanup over ten year period

IRS tax forms expose Surfrider Foundation Revenues The following tables show actual IRS form 990 for the Surfrider Foundation. Public Watchdogs was unable to obtain tax data for the last three years, so our investigators estimated the gross receipts for those years at six million per annum. Surfrider Revenue by Year, 2006 — 2016 Reported Receipts ITEM YEAR Surfrider 2016 Tax Filing $6,000,000.00 (estimated, report not available) Surfrider 2014…

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Court Room Ettiquette

Basic Courtroom Etiquette The Superior Court is a solemn place of justice within the San Diego Hall of Justice.  Audiences for court hearings must remain absolutely silent, in and immediately outside the Court.  Clapping, or even whispering during a court hearing are strictly prohibited and could result in forcible removal by the Bailiff. In the upcoming hearing, our attorneys may have only minutes to make their arguments before the…

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Resources for April 14 Court Hearing to revoke Nuke Waste Burial Permit at San Onofre

Stand for Nuclear Waste Safety, Friday, April 14th. Visit our HazMat Surf Status page  (https://publicwatchdogs.org/one/)  so we can keep you informed. In addition, please sign up for our email list in the “How you can Help” box on the right hand side of our home page.   Text and Video Resources: Read the lawsuit revoking the California Coastal Commission’s authority to issue a permit ( goo.gl/u6cJsp ) See…

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April 14 hearing will force Edison to abandon construction of USA’s largest radioactive nuclear waste dump

GOOD FRIDAY HEARING TO REVOKE COASTAL COMMISSION PERMIT TO BURY NUKE WASTE ON THE BEACH AT SAN ONOFRE ( Citizens Oversight v. California Coastal Commission) The public is invited to attend a 1:00 PM press conference on the steps of the Hall of Justice on Friday, April 14, 2017 in support of the Citizens Oversight lawsuit to prevent the burial of deadly radioactive nuclear waste at San…

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Call Swarm, San Diego Board of Supervisors, Nuclear Waste

WHAT:      San Diego Water Protectors – San Diego County Board of Supervisors Call Swarm WHY:         To put the issue of San Onofre Nuclear Waste on the San Diego Board of Supervisors’ meeting Agenda  WHO:       Dianne Jacob and Ron Roberts; Co-Chairs of San Diego Board of Supervisors  Sub-Committee on San Onofre WHERE:   Any Telephone WHEN:     Monday, March 13th, 2017 – 8 AM to 5 PM HOW:         Call Dianne Jacob at…

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Public Watchdogs finds “FAULTS” in $64 million seismic study of earthquake risk at SONGS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Public Advocate and a Geologist are singing a sour note over the  publicly funded* $64 Million study of earthquake risks at SONGS, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The study, which appears to assert that the beach is a safe location for the construction of what will be the largest privately owned nuclear waste dump in the USA**, has the consumer group Public Watchdogs all…

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Public Watchdogs resets Nuclear Waste Countdown Clock to 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Watchdogs Resets Nuclear Countdown Clock. The beachfront burial of nuclear waste equivalent to 700 nuclear warheads at San Onofre State Beach has been  delayed until March, 2018. Contact: Charles Langley (858) 752-4600   Today, the non-profit Public Watchdogs announced  that it has reset its nuclear countdown clock for the internment of deadly radioactive waste on the beach  at San Onofre. According to the revised…

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Infographic: Why trying to get justice from our corrupt Utility Commission is legally futile

The truth about how the California Public Utilities Commission sets your rates. Most people don’t know it, but California’s electric utility rates are almost always set in secret meetings behind closed doors where the public is excluded. Even though these ex parte meetings are illegal, the court system is set up to encourage the unlawful activity. It is one of the reasons California pays the highest utility rates in the nation.

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