Thursday, February 10, 2022: San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Community Engagement Panel 

Get a video of this meeting.   Today, the San Onofre Community Engagement Panel, which is controlled by Southern California Edison, will be hosting Dr. Kim Petry, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of Energy (DOE). Dr. Petry will discuss consent-based siting for federally approved temporary radioactive nuclear waste dumps. These facilities are known as Consolidated Interim Storage or "CIS." Get details on the Community Engagement...

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NRC sued in U.S. District Court for failing to respond to FOIA requests

Complaint documents “reckless and feckless” regulation by the NRC Whistleblower at SONGS (get video) GET THE COMPLAINT GET THE ACCOMPANYING PHOTOS A new District Court complaint portrays  an agency that is either dangerously incompetent or a brazen liar that is working at the behest of the utilities is is supposed to regulate. On Thursday, January 20, San Diego attorney Michael J. Aguirre sued the United States…

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U.S. Supreme Court kicks nuclear cans down the road to our children

For Immediate Release Public Watchdogs learned today that the Supreme Court of the United States has denied our petition for a hearing regarding the right of private citizens to sue utilities over safety issues involving toxic high-level nuclear waste.   At issue is the storage of highly radioactive “spent” nuclear fuel.  3.6 million pounds of this  fuel, which is deadly once it is “used up” or “spent,”…

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Public Watchdogs, Supreme Court Case Documents, Public Watchdogs v. Southern California Edison

This page contains all the documents filed at the United States Supreme Court in Public Watchdogs v Southern California Edison et al. You may view the original Supreme Court web page here. No. 20-1676 Title: Public Watchdogs, Petitioner v. Southern California Edison Company, et al. Docketed: June 2, 2021 Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit    Case Numbers: (19-56531)    Decision Date: December…

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Public Watchdogs Answer to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s August 30, 2021 Letter on “Credible” risk

More than a year ago, our consultant, Paul Blanch, asked the NRC a very simple question: How does NRC define a risk when it says it is “not credible”?  After almost eleven months the NRC finally responded, but utterly failed to answer the question.  Now, Southern California Edison has triumphantly published the NRC’s ridiculous reply on its web site under the pretense that it is been…

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Public Watchdogs’ Supreme Court case featured in SCOTUSBlog

The highly respected SCOTUSBlog, which covers significant legal actions before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), has singled out Public Watchdogs’ as a “Featured Case” for the Public Watchdogs’ lawsuit against Southern California Edison.  At issue is whether or not current laws give federal courts jurisdiction over the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Get the Public Watchdogs petition here. On August 2, the Supreme…

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A Controversial Nuclear Waste Cleanup Could Put a Critical Legal Question Before the U.S. Supreme Court

A California public advocacy group says private parties should be able to make claims against a Nuclear Regulatory Commission license holder in federal district court, especially when deadly radioactive waste is at stake. Get the Petition at https://bit.ly/3xlXWXf       Get this advisory as a printable pdf. San Diego, Calif. (June 15, 2021) – A California public advocacy group is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to…

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