Media Advisory: Could a leaking can at San Onofre cause mass evacuations for millions of people?

Leaked documents show Edison has no way to inspect nuclear waste containers for deadly cracks WHO:        Charles Langley of Public Watchdogs and Donna Gilmore of San Onofre Safety are available for comment today. WHAT:       A leaked Edison presentation reveals that the corporation has no way of inspecting its nuclear waste canisters for damages that could result in deadly radioactive leaks and mass evacuations WHEN:      Langley (San Diego) and…

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Former NRC chair blasts deal to move SONGS nuke waste as “recipe for sustained failure”

The former Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is blasting an agreement to remove nuclear waste at SONGS as “Not in Public’s interest” and a “recipe for sustained failure.” When the law firm of Aguirre & Severson triumphantly announced that it had brokered an agreement from Southern California Edison to safely remove its deadly nuclear waste from the beach at San Onofre, local activists jeered the deal…

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Settlement talks to move deadly nuke waste fail to remove the waste to a new location

Contrary to public expectations, settlement talks about finding an alternative location for nuclear waste burial at San Onofre have failed to prevent the burial of waste at the beach. But it isn’t stopping the plaintiffs from declaring victory. AUGUST 28, SAN DIEGO:  Today, the activist group Citizens Oversight announced that it has successfully negotiated an out-of-court settlement (get a copy of the settlement here) that allows…

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Public Watchdogs invites 1,056 CPUC employees to blow the whistle

DATELINE SAN DIEGO, August 14, 2017 Today, Public Watchdogs announced that it has sent personal letters to every  employee at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).  Each of the 1056 letters invites the recipients to become a  confidential informant and instructs them on how to do it safely. A name-redacted sample of the hand-signed and hand addressed invitation can be viewed here. “This is a personal…

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New Video: Is Edison’s Community Engagement panel a Sham?

The San Onofre Community Engagement panel is a ratepayer-funded public relations effort by Southern California Edison. It is designed not to “engage” but to pacify the public and politicians into believing that Edison is a responsible, honest, law-abiding corporation that can be a trusted steward of its deadly radioactive waste from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating station known as SONGS. Get the video. SIGN THE PETITION

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San Onofre — another Chernobyl?

Radiation would be 40 times worse By Don Bauder, June 14, 2017 A terrorist attack that could endanger 8.5 million people. Who cares? A tsunami or earthquake that could spread even wider damage. Yawn. A potentially disastrous meltdown. Fuhgeddaboudit. A utility stock that zooms upward, paying fat dividends. Bingo! Finally, you are talking about something important. Wall Street has that view: the only thing important about utilities is…

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Princeton Study: 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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Public Watchdogs’ 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 30-page report and 450-page 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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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. Text and Video Resources: Ten reasons why the Coastal Commission permit must be revoked [talking points] Frequently Asked Questions explaining why a beachfront nuclear waste dump is dangerous Coastal Commission Staff Report Tu14a, recommending  construction of World’s Largest Beachfront Nuclear Waste Dump (goo.gl/1nIhm1 ) Proof that San Onofre will be the USA’s largest privately operated nuclear waste dump  Arguments…

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