A Controversial Nuclear Waste Cleanup Could Put a Critical Legal Question Before the U.S. Supreme Court

A California public advocacy group says private parties should be able to make claims against a Nuclear Regulatory Commission license holder in federal district court, especially when deadly radioactive waste is at stake. Get the Petition at https://bit.ly/3xlXWXf       Get this advisory as a printable pdf. San Diego, Calif. (June 15, 2021) – A California public advocacy group is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to…

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Engineer blasts San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel as “not credible”

Paul Blanch, a prominent engineer and energy consultant with more than 50 years of experience with nuclear energy issues is questioning the credibility of a citizen panel designed to provide public oversight of the decommissioning at the the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) beachfront nuclear waste dump.  The nuclear reactors at SONGS were permanently shut down in 2013 when unlicensed equipment at the facility…

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CANCELLED! Feb 11: Public Watchdogs to argue Public safety of radioactive Spent Nuclear Fuel before NRC’s Petition Review Board

THIS MEETING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES ON THE PART OF THE NRC Please read the explanatory letter to our members who were locked out of the meeting here. [UPDATE:  Get the video of this event here]. Today, February 11, at 11:00 am PST, (2:00 PM Eastern), Public Watchdogs will argue before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Petition Review Board that the NRC  honor the…

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The NRC is providing inaccurate and false information to public

November 3, 2020, San Diego — In a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and to the NRC’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Public Watchdogs argues that the NRC is once again deceiving the public by misrepresenting nuclear safety issues at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). In February of 2020, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Inspector General report blasted the NRC…

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Public Watchdogs files NRC petition demanding analysis of public safety threats at beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump

  Get the 2.206 Petition Here. Get the press release  Today, Public Watchdogs announced that it has filed a 2.206 Petition with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to compel Southern California Edison to provide an analysis of “non-credible” safety threats at the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump located at San Onofre State Beach Park in San Diego County. Background: The Public Watchdogs petition argues that…

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SONGS Community “Engagement” Panel to hold virtual meeting August 20

CLICK HERE to attend the Skype Meeting Thursday, August 20th, ( at 5:30pm SoCal Edison is holding a virtual meeting on the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), via Skype teleconference      Southern California Edison needs to know they are accountable to people like you who have financed this nuclear boondoggle. When you attend by phone or via Skype, it sends a powerful message…

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Public Watchdogs’ commentary in the San Diego Union Tribune on the California Coastal Commission’s vote to approve the maintenance plan for the USA’s largest beachfront nuclear waste dump

What could possibly go wrong with the beachfront nuclear waste dump at San Onofre State Beach park? Plenty. Like a knight in shining armor made of tinfoil, the walls on these radioactive stainless steel canisters are only 5/8-inch thick.

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Public advocates request a complete halt of nuclear waste burials on the beach at SONGS during COVID19 crisis

Update, March 26, 2020 – Southern California Edison’s response to County Supervisor Desmond Two days ago, Public Watchdogs sent San Diego County Supervisor, Jim Desmond, a letter requesting a halt to the ongoing movement of deadly nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Mr. Desmond, is a volunteer member of  the SONGS Community Engagement Panel.  Today’s public meeting of the Community Engagement Panel …

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Public Watchdogs files lawsuit to halt burial of nuclear waste

The nonprofit consumer group Public Watchdogs has filed a lawsuit to halt the transport of nuclear waste into steel-lined silos on the beach at San Onofre State Beach Park. Public Watchdogs is the only advocacy group engaged in litigation against the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump owned and operated by Southern California Edison. Public Watchdogs has retained the services of former Department of Justice prosecutor, Chuck La Bella to coordinate a disciplined team of attorneys and subject matter experts in opposition to the project.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission has no “Plan B” for a canister failure at San Onofre

Dateline August 8, 2018 — During today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Webinar, (get the Public Watchdogs Video Capture Here) a top NRC  official admitted that the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump, which is owned and operated by Southern California Edison, has no backup plan for repairing or safely storing a damaged nuclear waste container. During the public  question-and-answer segment of the Webinar, Donna Gilmore, a…

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7.1 Earthquake deepens fears of a nuclear release at failed San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

San Diego, CA, July 12, 2019 – Last week, Southern California was hit by an earthquake with a 7.1 magnitude. The earthquake shook most of Southern California including  the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), where 3.6 million pounds of deadly nuclear waste is in the process of being buried  in Holtec canisters 108 ft. from the ocean. It remains unclear if SoCal Edison has an…

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