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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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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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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