Please attend the NRC’s Webinar on “near-miss” nuclear disasters at San Onofre, Nov 8 at Noon.

We urgently need your help spreading the word about the upcoming NRC Webinar on Thursday, November 8 at 12:00 Noon Pacific Time. Please register for this event here. We need at least 100 people to turn on their cell phones or laptops to attend a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) webinar on nuclear safety at San Onofre this Thursday, Nov. 8.   Click here to register. Here’s why:…

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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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New Legal Documents Expose Attempt by Regulators and Trial  Attorneys to Bail out SONGS at Public’s Expense

DATELINE, SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA, July 13, 2018: The nonprofit public advocacy group Public Watchdogs  has just filed a 19-point legal argument against the publicly-funded bailout of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). If the proposed out-of-court settlement is  approved it will complete an alleged criminal conspiracy to bail out Southern California Edison (Edison) at ratepayer expense. The proposed settlement delivers a 417-fold return on investment for Southern California Edison, which is paying the…

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Exposed: The “Spin Doctor’s CYA Playbook” for handling questions about Holtec’s flawed nuclear waste trash cans

Public Watchdogs researchers have uncovered confidential internal documents by Holtec, the manufacturer of the defective “HiStorm” nuclear waste trash cans that are being deployed at Southern California Edison’s newly constructed Beachfront Nuclear Waste Dump. We expect Edison employees to use the talking points at tonight’s (June 27) Community Engagement Panel Meeting on nuclear waste in San Clemente (click here for details). The secret documents represent what…

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Aerial Art Event creates “Star Man” visible only from the air near San Onofre nuclear plant

On Saturday June 9, the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation,  conducted a peaceful ceremony and massive Aerial Art display created by internationally renowned Aerial Artist, John Quigley, with video by award-winning director and film maker Kurt Soderling. Watch the documentary by the Museum of Woman Get video from the chopper  here  and here Scroll down for high resolution photos Get B-Roll Video here  The Aerial Art display,…

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Public Watchdogs Sponsors Huge Aerial Art Event near Shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Plant

Hundreds to join indigenous Acjachemen Nation in call for safe containment of nuclear waste DATELINE SAN ONOFRE, CALIFORNIA: At 10:30 AM, this Saturday June 9,th   hundreds of concerned citizens will join with the Acjachemen Nation to create a “work of living aerial art” calling for the safe containment and removal of nuclear waste generated by the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The  participants will use their bodies to create…

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