Public Watchdogs sues to stop nuclear waste burial at San Onofre State Beach Park

Federal lawsuit aims to halt burial of deadly nuclear waste on beach Complaint seeks to prevent beachfront burial of waste deadly to all life for at least 250,000 years. GET THE COMPLAINT Thursday, November 16, 2017 Today, Public Watchdogs announced that it is suing the United States Department of Defense, the U.S. Navy, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric on the grounds that the defendants lack the legal authority to bury…

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Concerned Citizens to take stand for nuclear waste safety Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Laguna Beach, 1:00pm

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2017     For background or to arrange interviews contact: Langley@publicwatchdogs.org    858-752-4600 Charles Langley, Executive Director Public Watchdogs www.publicwatchdogs.org A gathering of  intentional citizens will commence non-denominational prayer and focused meditation on Saturday November 18th, 1:00pm at the main beach in Laguna Beach. The participants, who are committed to peaceful conscious activism through unity and  solidarity, will  raise…

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Coastal Commission Meeting October 11 – Huge chance to stop the nuclear waste dump!

I’m hoping you’ll join Public Watchdogs in Chula Vista tomorrow to publicly demand the revocation of Southern California Edison’s California Coastal Commission’s permit to bury nuclear waste on the beach at San Onofre. Together, we have a real opportunity to stop, suspend or delay the nuclear waste from being buried 108 feet from the beach at San Onofre State Beach Park on Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM in Chula Vista near the Mexican border at Chula Vista City Council Chambers, 276 Fourth…

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CPUC Chief Administrative Law Judge Fired for “upholding rules”

  The Honorable Karen Clopton, the highly respected Chief Administrative Law Judge at California’s scandal-plagued Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has been terminated for “upholding the rules” according to a formal complaint filed by Judge Clopton’s attorneys with the State of California Personnel Board. The complaint also alleges racism. While the allegations of racism are deeply disturbing, the allegations of corruption and judge-fixing within CPUC are equally…

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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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