April 10, 2019, recording of Holtec and NRC Joint Public Relations event

Is the NRC embarrassed, or just secretive?    Every lowered canister containing nuclear waste at San Onofre has been gouged during the loading process. This is a problem, because even small scratches can create a toe-hold for stress corrosion cracking, which has the potential to destroy the integrity of a canister in a matter of years. The NRC has refused to publish a transcript, or this…

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NRC inspection paves the way to additional safety lapses at SONGS

On March 25, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced  that it was fining the utility giant Southern California Edison (SCE) $116,000.00 for violations of Federal Nuclear Safety Law. The decision comes as a disappointment to public safety advocates on the grounds that the comparatively paltry  fine will pave the way to additional safety lapses in the future at SCE’s controversial beachfront Nuclear Wast Dump, which is located…

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Public Watchdogs’ comments on the 8th anniversary of Fukushima.

Nina Babiarz and Charles Langley of Public Watchdogs interview on KUSI news with Lauren Phinney about the eighth anniversary of the Fukushima radiation disaster that displaced 100,000 people in one of the largest evacuations in world history.  Could a similar nuclear disaster happen in San Diego at the site of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, where millions of pounds of deadly nuclear waste — …

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Public Watchdogs presentation in Laguna Beach, this Sunday, 02-22-19, 10:30 AM

Public Watchdogs  Presentation on the status of the beachfront nuclear waste dump at San Onofre State Beach When:    Sunday, February 22, 2019, 1030:AM Where:   Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 429 Cypress Drive (get Map) Laguna Beach, CA, 92651   Order of Service:    Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach!   Here, we strive to be a dynamic and growing fellowship… Diverse in age, ethnicity,…

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November 8th NRC Webinar on San Onofre Video and Transcript

Finally! The NRC has published the video of its November 8, 2018 Webcast! Sometimes, getting the Federal Government to move takes an Act of Congress.  That’s why we invoked the Freedom of Information Act to force the NRC to actually make its public records public for the November 8, 2018 San Onofre Special Inspection Webinar.  Below are links to the video of the November 8th Webinar,…

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission January 24, 2019 Pre-decisional Enforcement Conference (PEC)

Video Exclusive:  The San Onofre Predecisional Enforcement Conference on San Onofre, January 24, 2019. We have published this as a public service because the NRC is actively refusing to publish videos or transcripts of its webinars and webcasts promptly. The sound quality on the first video is poor due to a microphone problem, which we corrected in the second video.  To read our commentary on the…

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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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Details on the January 9th NRC Webcast

The NRC is holding a public webcast on Wednesday, January 9th at 10:00AM California time). HOW TO WATCH  The NRC doesn’t want you to attend this webcast, so they aren’t publishing the web address until tomorrow, but our watchdogs sniffed out the page where the webcast hyperlink will appear. To view the webcast on your phone or PC, Go to the NRC video page (at https://video.nrc.gov/) at 10:00 AM Pacific Time…

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

  On November 8, 2018, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a webinar in response to what the NRC called the two “near-miss” and “near-hit” radiation disasters that happened in July and August of this year. But instead of alerting the public to these close calls, the NRC participated in a cover-up of the events, which occurred in violation of Federal reporting laws (see our post…

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Edison (finally) announces its next Community Engagement Panel Meeting for November 28th

Next SONGS “Community Engagement Panel” slated for November 29th. Get details from Edison here Some wags have called it the “Community EnRagement Panel” for its generally obstinate refusal to answer questions without consulting with upper management …  but in theory, its purpose is to engage you. Background: Four times a year, Southern California Edison, the highly profitable owner of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station,…

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URGENT Protest today in San Clemente at 6:00 PM at Public Library, Saturday, August 11, 2018

This is a last-minute invitation to join us TODAY in solidarity at a public event in San Clemente to draw attention to the alarming news about the looming threat of a radiation disaster at San Onofre. Have you seen the video describing this near-miss nuclear disaster? This last-minute event is being organized by our friends at San Clemente Green at 6:00 PM today (Get details). We are gathering…

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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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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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