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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NOTICE OF PRESS CONFERENCE

Surfers in HazMat Gear to gather at Superior Court Friday, April 14th Scroll down for photos of HazMat Surfers.   WHO:         75 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 at San Onofre WHEN:      1:00 PM (participants should arrive at noon for set-up) WHERE:    Steps of the San Diego Superior Court…

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Ad Campaign pokes fun at “Nuke-Hugging” Surfers

Ad Campaign pokes fun at “Nuke-Hugging” Surfers Urges Public to attend April 14 2017 event at San Diego Superior Court, 1:00 PM   DATELINE – SAN CLEMENTE CALIFORNIA, April 10, 2017 Today the non-profit consumer advocacy group Public Watchdogs announced that it has launched a light-hearted social media and print advertising campaign that uses humor to educate surfers about the dangers of the radioactive waste storage facility that…

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Public Watchdogs finds “FAULTS” in $64 million seismic study of earthquake risk at SONGS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Public Advocate and a Geologist are singing a sour note over the  publicly funded* $64 Million study of earthquake risks at SONGS, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The study, which appears to assert that the beach is a safe location for the construction of what will be the largest privately owned nuclear waste dump in the USA**, has the consumer group Public Watchdogs all…

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Public Watchdogs resets Nuclear Waste Countdown Clock to 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Watchdogs Resets Nuclear Countdown Clock. The beachfront burial of nuclear waste equivalent to 700 nuclear warheads at San Onofre State Beach has been  delayed until March, 2018. Contact: Charles Langley (858) 752-4600   Today, the non-profit Public Watchdogs announced  that it has reset its nuclear countdown clock for the internment of deadly radioactive waste on the beach  at San Onofre. According to the revised…

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Infographic: Why trying to get justice from our corrupt Utility Commission is legally futile

The truth about how the California Public Utilities Commission sets your rates. Most people don’t know it, but California’s electric utility rates are almost always set in secret meetings behind closed doors where the public is excluded. Even though these ex parte meetings are illegal, the court system is set up to encourage the unlawful activity. It is one of the reasons California pays the highest utility rates in the nation.

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Public Watchdogs Names Orange County Energy Geologist Robert Pope to Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 9, 2017 Today, the non-profit consumer protection advocacy group Public Watchdogs named Robert Pope, an Orange County resident and pioneer in forensic geology and archeology to its Board of Directors. Mr. Pope has gone on the record saying that “A nuclear disaster at the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump is unavoidable.” Public Watchdogs opposes the construction of the largest privately owned nuclear…

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Geologist Warns “A Nuclear Disaster at SONGS is unavoidable.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 12-13-16 To remove your name, reply with “remove” in the subject line. For interviews, contact Charles Langley (858) 752-4600 (Watch the live interview of Geologist Robert Pope on KUSI TV News here). Geology at San Onofre makes a nuclear disaster from “Chernobyl Can” nuke waste “unavoidable” WHO:  Robert Pope, Orange County Geologist Pam Patterson, Mayor, San Juan Capistrano WHAT:   Mr. Pope will warn the County Board of…

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Southern California Community Engagement Panel Mtg., November 10, 5:30 to 8:30PM

This is your chance to speak out, and we hope to see you there. In 130 days, Southern California Edison, the owners of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), will begin burying millions of pounds of deadly radioactive nuclear waste on the beach at San Onofre State Beach Park.  Edison’s public relations department has spent millions of dollars creating a “Community Engagement Panel” with a…

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Native American prayer vigil at San Onofre State Beach, Saturday

Staking Ceremony and prayers for unprecedented, unified action for removal of nuclear waste to be convened at San Onofre State Beach, Saturday, October 29 at 9:30am   For background or to arrange interviews, contact Charles Langley at (858) 752-4600 Native Americans and other Members of the Human Family to gather at San Onofre beach to peacefully and prayerfully stand together for unified action to remove nuclear…

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SONGS spent fuel “more of a threat” than a meltdown

For immediate release:  October 7, 2016 NBC investigative report based on Public Watchdogs research and documents NBC news has published an alarming exposé on the safety of Southern California Edison’s plans to store nuclear waste on the beach in thin-shelled canisters at the now-failed SONGS, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The story is based on research and documents provided by Public Watchdogs. We have released the safety…

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New documents expose horrific safety lapses at SONGS

Internal memos show FEMA will not respond to a nuclear radiation disaster at San Onofre For Immediate Release, September 30, 2016 Contact: Charles Langley (858) 752-4600 Today, the nonprofit group Public Watchdogs published Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) documents authorizing massive safety planning and response exemptions in the event of a wide-scale radiation disaster at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The documents have been published as…

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Kamala Harris: Allegations of fraud are tainting her U.S. Senate bid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Did  California’s Attorney General participate in a cover up?  Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has slammed Kamala Harris, her opponent in the race for U.S. Senator,  for cronyism and is demanding a Federal investigation of alleged crimes committed by Southern California Edison and top officials at the California Public Utilities Commission.   CONTACT: Charles Langley (858) 752-4600 or Langley@publicwatchdogs.org California’s Attorney General, Kamala Harris, raised eyebrows in the law enforcement community…

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