Protest March – Don’t NUKE our COAST, Dec 30, San Clemente, 10:30AM

Join us in protest of Southern California Edison’s plans to bury 3.6 million pounds of hot nuclear waste 108 feet from the beach. Date: December 30, 2017 Time: 10:30AM to 2:00PM Place:  100 North Calle Seville, San Clemente CA (get Google map) Facebook:  Go to the Events Page Burial of the first of 75 nuclear trash cans may  happen as soon as tomorrow.  Please join us…

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Pam Patterson, Member of San Onofre nuclear plant’s Community Engagement Panel replaced – SD Union Tribune

Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union Tribune, December 20, 12:30 PM NOTE:  This story is re-published under the “fair use” provision of the U.S. Copyright Act. Please read the original story at the San Diego Union Tribune here, and cite the original source when hyperlinking. San Juan Capistrano city council member Pam Patterson has sometimes clashed with other members of the Community Engagement Panel, which gives the public updates on the…

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Edison’s San Onofre panel ejects voice of reason, removes Pam Patterson – San Diego Reader

Company critic seems to impede effort to bury nuclear waste By Don Bauder, Dec. 15, 2017 This story is re-published under the “fair use” provision of the U.S. Copyright Act. Please read the original story at the San Diego Reader by clicking here, and cite the original source when linking to this story. Southern California Edison has a panel in San Juan Capistrano that is supposed to give balanced…

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Public’s voice silenced at Edison Community Engagement Panel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Numerous nuclear safety advocates say Pam Patterson was the only person on the 18-member panel willing to ask tough questions about public safety December 14, Thursday, 2107 — Yesterday, in a three-two vote, the San Juan Capistrano City Council removed Councilmember Pam Patterson, Esq. from Southern California Edison’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel (CEP). According to opponents of Edison’s plans to…

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Activists, panel spar over nuke waste – San Diego Union Tribune

Public Watchdogs says commission’s permit for storage site invalid By Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union Tribune December 8, 2017 This story is reproduced under the Fair Use provision of U.S. copyright law. Please get the original story as it appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune here.  A San Diego activist group that wants to block nuclear waste from being stored at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating…

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Navy warned Coastal Commission it lacks jurisdiction to grant nuke dump permit

Navy to Coastal Commission: ” You have no jurisdiction” For interviews contact: Charles Langley (858) 752-4600 San Diego, December 6, 2017 — New research by Public Watchdogs shows that the Navy warned the California Coastal Commission four days prior to its October 6, 2015 vote, that it ‘lacked the jurisdiction’ to grant Southern California Edison (Edison) a permit to bury nuclear waste 108 feet from the…

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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 filedon September 19, 2017,  by Judge Clopton’s attorneys with the State of California Personnel Board. In addition, a complaint was filed in Superior Court seeking damages on December 18, 2017.   While the allegations of racism…

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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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