Flower Power vs Nuclear Power, April 26, 2018

Southern California fights nuclear power with one-million flowers on the 32nd anniversary  of Chernobyl meltdown  Public  Safety Advocates will distribute one- million sunflower seeds to be planted to raise awareness of local radiation dangers at San Onofre nuclear plant on April 26th  On Thursday, April 26th, on the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the nonprofit Public Watchdogs will publicly announce its plans to distribute one-million sunflower seeds in San Diego and Orange Counties. “Sunflowers have the ability to remove huge amounts of radiation from the soil and…

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Public Watchdogs to intervene in San Onofre Bailout settlement

Public Watchdogs has been granted party status in protest $2.2 Billion  Edison bailout  March 23, 2018 At 3:11 PM yesterday, Public Watchdogs  received formal notice that its Motion for Party Status in a proposed publicly funded bailout of Southern California Edison before the California Public Utilities Commission  (CPUC) has been approved. In an unusual decision, CPUC has ruled that Public Watchdogs may intervene in what public advocates have scorned as unlawfully brokered and publicly…

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Public advocates call secretly  negotiated utility settlement “A knife in the public’s back  …” 

Public Watchdogs files Motion for Party Status in SONGS bailout hearings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2-29-18 : Today, Public Watchdogs announced that it has filed a Motion for Party Status in the proposed ratepayer-funded bailout of Southern California Edison’s failed nuclear reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The motion argues that the California Public Utilities Commission’s pending approval of the bailout, which has cost ratepayers billions of dollars,…

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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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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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 MUSIC FOR THE REVOLUTION  OCT 8 FALLBROOK SAN DIEGO MUSIC FESTIVAL

MUSIC FOR THE REVOLUTION IS SPONSORING A NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISER FOR PUBLIC WATCHDOGS Put on a helmet because the local talent at this all-day festival sponsored by Music for the Revolution will blow your mind.  Proceeds from this nine-hour concert will benefit Public Watchdogs and the Fallbrook Food Pantry.  Music For the Revolution is fulfilling the goal of “Gathering community around important causes through the power of music!   WHO:   The Casey Hensley Band   Shane Hall  …

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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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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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Public Watchdogs’ report blasts NRC for reckless “regulatory failure” at San Onofre

 Southern California Edison’s disaster response plan for San Onofre shifts responsibility for a nuclear emergency from FEMA to local fire and police departments SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2017, 7:30AM  – Today, Public Watchdogs unleashed a chronological 30-page report and 450-page analysis of regulatory failure and the deeply flawed safety planning and emergency response plans at the now-defunct San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) owned by Southern…

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Nuclear Surfer / Mermaid Event, 1:00PM Friday, Hall of Justice, San Diego

Get ready to make peaceful waves at 1:00 PM Friday April 14th at the San Diego Hall of Justice. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nuclear Surfers and Mermaids to gather at 1:00 PM Friday, April 14th to stand for toxic waste safety WHO:         Surfers, mermaids, musicians and concerned citizens dressed in yellow HazMat Gear. Public invited (see attached photos) WHAT:      An event in support of nuclear waste safety…

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