Holtec CEO admits to at least 51 loose or broken bolts in its nuclear waste containers

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Webcast shows collusion between the NRC and Holtec DATELINE:  January 9th, 2019, San Diego CA In a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) webcast today,  Holtec, the manufacturer of the nuclear waste containers used at the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) admitted in an NRC Enforcement Conference that as many as 51 modified bolts, known as Shim Standoffs (SSOs), have broken in the radioactive waste…

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Details on the January 9th NRC Webcast

The NRC is holding a public webcast on Wednesday, January 9th at 10:00AM California time). HOW TO WATCH  The NRC doesn’t want you to attend this webcast, so they aren’t publishing the web address until tomorrow, but our watchdogs sniffed out the page where the webcast hyperlink will appear. To view the webcast on your phone or PC, Go to the NRC video page (at https://video.nrc.gov/) at 10:00 AM Pacific Time…

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Please attend the NRC’s Webinar on “near-miss” nuclear disasters at San Onofre, Nov 8 at Noon.

  On November 8, 2018, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a webinar in response to what the NRC called the two “near-miss” and “near-hit” radiation disasters that happened in July and August of this year. But instead of alerting the public to these close calls, the NRC participated in a cover-up of the events, which occurred in violation of Federal reporting laws (see our post…

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San Onofre Community Action Kit

Imagine being able to get real-time radiation readings from YOUR community in the event of a nuclear disaster at San Onofre! WHO:       Fellow citizens who are concerned about radiation in our communities. WHAT:    We want you to request Real-Time Radiation Monitoring (Click here for LIVE SAFECAST RADIATION READINGS one mile from the beachfront nuclear waste dump at San Onofre) WHEN:    Now. WHERE: …

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Public Watchdogs’ Sunflower Campaign a “Blooming Success.”

On April 24, we launched our “Flower Power” campaign to “grow awareness” about San Onofre by distributing thousands of free sunflower seeds at local community events. In a few weeks, we’ll be sending out another 52,000 seeds to people who responded to our online petition in support of our lawsuit to nip the bud on Southern California Edisons’ Beachfront Nuclear Waste Dump at San Onofre Get…

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Why storing nuclear waste 108 feet from San Onofre State Beach is a bad idea

 Text of this document with hyperlinks is at https://bit.ly/2OutxUx     Get this document as a PDF If nothing is done, Southern California Edison, will complete the burial of 73 giant canisters of deadly  radioactive waste 108 feet from the beach at San Onofre State Park on land leased from Camp Pendleton. Use these talking points when you are communicating the situation at San Onofre. As of this date, 29 of…

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Public Watchdogs secures $300K from donor who wants to “put to death the lie that nuclear energy is ‘green'”

Moores Family funds Public Watchdogs with $300,000.00 to stop Nuclear Waste Dump  Supports legal action to protect and preserve Southern California’s coastline. For Immediate Release DATELINE: SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Today the Jennifer Moores Family and Change for Justice announced that it has funded $300,000.00 to Public Watchdogs in support of the nonprofit’s work to remove a newly-constructed nuclear waste dump from San…

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Amended Complaint filed in Federal Court to stop beachfront nuclear waste dump at San onofre

Public Watchdogs files Amended Complaint to stop burial of nuclear waste at the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump Today Public Watchdogs announced that is has filed a 65 page amended complaint in its lawsuit to remove the nuclear waste from the beach at the newly contructed San Onofre State Beach Park Nuclear Waste Dump. Southern California Edison, which currently owns the Dump, prefers to refer to it as an “ISFSI,”…

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Near-Miss Accident at San Onofre

https://publicwatchdogs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/NBC_Near-Miss-Accident_Broadcast_09-24-2018.mp4 This low-quality capture of NBC San Diego video from September 24, 2018, is reposted to the Public Watchdogs Web site  under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law and is for internal use by Public Watchdogs only.   Please view the original video HERE. Text of story as of 09-25-18: ‘Serious Near Miss’ Accident at San Onofre Sparks NRC Investigation Expert warns of the potential…

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Edison (finally) announces its next Community Engagement Panel Meeting for November 28th

Next SONGS “Community Engagement Panel” slated for November 29th. Get details from Edison here Some wags have called it the “Community EnRagement Panel” for its generally obstinate refusal to answer questions without consulting with upper management …  but in theory, its purpose is to engage you. Background: Four times a year, Southern California Edison, the highly profitable owner of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station,…

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NRC initiates feigned inspection at San Onofre

  Public Watchdogs asks “What are we paying them for?” Nuclear Regulatory Commission begins ‘special inspection’ of San Onofre nuclear station Rob Nikolewski, September 10, 2018 4:55 PM A team of five inspectors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday began what is expected to be a five-day review of how a 45-ton canister loaded with spent nuclear fuel ended up getting suspended 18 feet from the floor…

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Red Flags

13 Red Flags at San Onofre: Thirteen alarming reasons why the NRC Inspection of the San Onofre nuclear waste dump is probably a sham In the wake of a near-miss nuclear disaster at San Onofre, and public admissions that the canisters being used to store deadly nuclear waste have defective components, an embattled Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is refusing to allow independent observers at SONGS, the…

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