Why the California State Lands Commission final report on San Onofre isn’t fair.

Part III The California State Lands Commission Final Environmental Impact Report is finished. And it isn’t fair.   ( C’mon … only six weeks for the public to review a 750 page document? ) February 11, 2019, 4:50 PM — Today, the California State Lands Commission unleashed its “FEIR” (Final Environmental Impact Report) on the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station with a deadline…

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“Poor Planning” resulted in near-miss at San Onofre Nuke Plant

Dateline San Diego: Edison admits that poor planning and lack of management oversight caused “near-miss” at failed nuclear power plant FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01-24-19 Today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission Pre-decisional Enforcement Conference (PEC) webinar was the final step in the process of determining what  punitive action — if any —  will be taken against Southern California Edison’s documented failure to obey Federal law during the transfer of…

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Attend the Nuclear Regualtory Commission Webinar, Jan 24, Noon CA Time!

Do you trust the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to do the right thing?   If not, we hope you will register for tomorrow’s NRC Webinar on the ongoing near-miss nuclear accidents at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station at 12:00PM Noon PST, Thursday January 24. Even if you can’t give it your full attention, tuning in on your phone, your tablet, or your computer will make a tremendous difference….

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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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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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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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NRC refuses to allow independent observers at San Onofre inspection

NRC denies independent public oversight after “near-miss” nuclear  disaster at San Onofre   Public Watchdogs protests NRC malfeasance at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. For background or more information, contact Charles Langley at (858) 752-4600 Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission — the only agency allowed under U.S. law to regulate the safety of deadly nuclear waste — denied the public access to its evaluation of what it calls a “near-miss” at SONGS,  the San…

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Letter protesting NRC denial of independent public observers

VIA EMAIL, Fri, 7 Sep 2018 14:51:31 -0700 Subject: NRC Special Inspection of SONGS, initiated August 17, 2018 Dear NRC Deputy Division Manager Linda Howell, Thank you for speaking with me this morning for the purpose of denying my request to observe the NRC’s regulatory activities this coming Monday, September 10. This morning, on or around 9:15 AM Pacific Time, you called to inform me   that you…

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Whistle blower describes near-miss nuclear accident at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)

Chief Nuclear Officer at San Onofre vows not to fire whistle blower Dateline, Oceanside California, August 10, 2018 Get the whistle blower video here. When San Onofre worker and Orange County Resident David Fritch stepped up to the microphone last night, he dropped a bombshell:  his first words were “I may not have a job tomorrow.” The whistle blower went on to explain that he was…

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Lands Commission Meeting on Nuclear Waste at SONGS, August 7th and 8th in Oceanside and San Clemente

The California State Lands Commission is convening public hearings on Tuesday August 7th and Wednesday August 8th to hear public comments about the final phases of demolition at the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump.  Please join Public Watchdogs for public comments. When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6 PM Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 1 PM Where (see attached maps, including public transit options): Oceanside City Hall,…

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San Onofre Settlement Deal “Unimpressive” improvement to “Rape of Ratepayers”

CPUC wipes away Peevey/Edison collusion, criminal investigation Ratepayers get minor relief; law firm gets $5.4 million By Don Bauder, July 27, 2018 The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday (July 26) made an unimpressive adjustment to a rape of the ratepayer that began with a secret meeting between the then-top commissioner, Michael Peevey, and a representative of Southern California Edison in a hotel in Warsaw, Poland. Peevey sketched…

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Regulators Okay San Onofre Settlement with modifications

State regulators approve San Onofre nuclear settlement, trimming $750M from original deal This story is reproduced by Public Watchdogs under the fair use provision of U.S. Copyright law. Please read the original story at the San Diego Union Tribune here.   The site of the dry cask storage facility that holds the spent nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. (Photo by Southern California…

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