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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Oil price down, Gas prices up: Why increasing the supply of oil won’t lower gas prices in the short term

Why are gas prices going up when the price of oil is going down? Get the  KUSI interview on this story  with Public Watchdogs’ Executive Director, Charles Langley   There is a schism in the scheme of things. According to the “Laws of Supply and Demand,” the price of a commodity will increase when it is scarce, and decrease when it is abundant. As of this…

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That metallic taste? It’s possible you’ve been irradiated. 

That metallic taste in your mouth?  It could be brain damage. People who surf  near the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) are rumored to occasionally report a metallic taste in their mouth while surfing. Southern California Edison (SCE), the owners of the shuttered nuke plant, use a system called “Dilute and Discharge,” to dump radioactive water from its spent nuclear fuel pools into the…

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SATURDAY JUNE 11, Protest discharge of radioactive water into Pacific Ocean at Fukushima and San Onofre!

What do Fukushima and San Diego have in common? Answer:  Both are the sites of a failed nuclear power plant, and both sites are actively dumping radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean.  Join us, Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 10am to Noon, as we gather with other concerned citizens to protest and educate our neighbors on the ongoing dumping of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean…

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Letter to Japanese Government on Fukushima radiation dumping

Today, Public Watchdogs joined as a signatory to An Open Letter to the Government of Japan from Concerned Groups, Elected Officials, and Scholars of the World. The letter  which will be hand-delivered to the Japaneses Consulate on August 1, 2022, condemns the government of Japan for its dumping radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.  As of this writing, more than 130 organizations and scholars have signed…

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Public Watchdogs to intervene in San Onofre nuclear cost hearing at California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Public Watchdogs to Question San Onofre Cost to public Public Watchdogs has filed a formal Notice Of Intent (NOI)  with the California Public Utilities Commission to intervene on behalf of ratepayers in hearings involving the decommissioning of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) by  Southern California Edison (Edison). According to Public Watchdogs’ Executive Director, Charles Langley, “We will use forensic analyses to investigate and…

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Meet Charles “Chuck” Lowery

Charles Lowery is an Oceanside native, a graduate of Oceanside High School, class of 1969. He is a local businessman who has grown a small bakery into a successful business with distribution throughout the state of California. He is a member of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and understands the need for a prosperous community without sacrificing the things we all love about Southern California. Lowery…

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Why nuclear energy is insane (and why regulators from four nuclear nations have denounced it as an energy source)

Former Chair of  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejects nuclear energy as “not safe” and “not smart” Dateline May 12, 2022 —  E, the Environmental Magazine, has published a compelling article by journalist Sara Mosko titled the Insanity of Expanding Nuclear Energy.  The story explains how four of the world’s top nuclear regulators have issued a joint statement rejecting nuclear energy as a clean, green solution to…

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Diane Ray Washington Post commentary – Is nuclear waste really “fat dumb and happy?”

On April 11, 2022, the Washington Post published this article, What should America do with its Nuclear Waste? Public Watchdogs member, Diane Ray, responded with this letter to the editor: On April 10, 2022, Jerry Stephenson, ISFSI engineer manager at the nuclear waste dump at San Onofre, was quoted in the Washington Post, saying that the dry fuel storage at San Onofre is entirely “self-sufficient” one…

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Workers urge Holtec International to “Stop hiring Homer Simpson”

Trained workers at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts are claiming  that skilled nuclear technicians are being replaced by unqualified “Homer Simpsons” as a way of cutting labor costs for the plant’s new owner, Holtec International. Holtec’s legal record includes criminal activities such as bribery and outright lying to elected officials, so it is no surprise that the company has serious management problems that have…

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How to locate and contact County and City of San Diego elected officials, plus California State Assembly and State Senate

This page contains hard-to-get phone numbers and email addresses of your elected representatives  in San Diego County by zip code and District. Let your elected leaders know what you are upset about and that it is their job to try and fix the problem. If you have ideas about what to do, let them know. CA Senate District Map California State Senator Phone Number Email Address…

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