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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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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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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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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Geologist Warns “A Nuclear Disaster at SONGS is unavoidable.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 12-13-16 To remove your name, reply with “remove” in the subject line. For interviews, contact Charles Langley (858) 752-4600 (Watch the live interview of Geologist Robert Pope on KUSI TV News here). Geology at San Onofre makes a nuclear disaster from “Chernobyl Can” nuke waste “unavoidable” WHO:  Robert Pope, Orange County Geologist Pam Patterson, Mayor, San Juan Capistrano WHAT:   Mr. Pope will warn the County Board of…

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Rejected by utilities commission on San Onofre waste, activists turn to a higher power

By Jeff McDonald Contact Reporter  | View the original article While political advocacy and legal intervention have yet to reverse the plan to bury tons of nuclear waste at San Onofre, activists are turning to higher powers, using prayer and meditation in the hopes of meeting their objective. A coalition of Native Americans and community activists began a 30-day virtual meditation and prayer effort on Tuesday. They hope…

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Native American prayer vigil at San Onofre State Beach, Saturday

Staking Ceremony and prayers for unprecedented, unified action for removal of nuclear waste to be convened at San Onofre State Beach, Saturday, October 29 at 9:30am   For background or to arrange interviews, contact Charles Langley at (858) 752-4600 Native Americans and other Members of the Human Family to gather at San Onofre beach to peacefully and prayerfully stand together for unified action to remove nuclear…

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SONGS spent fuel “more of a threat” than a meltdown

For immediate release:  October 7, 2016 NBC investigative report based on Public Watchdogs research and documents NBC news has published an alarming exposé on the safety of Southern California Edison’s plans to store nuclear waste on the beach in thin-shelled canisters at the now-failed SONGS, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The story is based on research and documents provided by Public Watchdogs. We have released the safety…

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New documents expose horrific safety lapses at SONGS

Internal memos show FEMA will not respond to a nuclear radiation disaster at San Onofre For Immediate Release, September 30, 2016 Contact: Charles Langley (858) 752-4600 Today, the nonprofit group Public Watchdogs published Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) documents authorizing massive safety planning and response exemptions in the event of a wide-scale radiation disaster at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The documents have been published as…

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