Nuclear Regulatory Commission “Town Hall,” August 20, 2019, 7PM in San Juan Capistrano – NRC to listen to public

This is your invitation to join Public Watchdogs and other concerned citizens on Tuesday, August 20, 7:00pm in San Juan Capistrano (get map) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Town Hall on San Onofre. Here’s the official NRC announcement. NRC “Town Hall” San Juan Capistrano Community Center 25925 Camino Del Avion   San Juan Capistrano, CA   This may be your only chance to tell NRC what you…

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SCE to Restart Fuel Transfer Operations at San Onofre Nuclear Plant

On July 15, 2019, Southern Califronia Edison announced that it would resume the transfer of spent nuclear fuel (i.e. lethally radioactive waste) at its beachfront nuclear waste dump located at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The movement of Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) was stopped for almost a year on August 3, 2018 when a 100,000 pound canister of SNF was nearly dropped 18 feet in what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) calls a “near-miss.” Southern California Edison worked closely with the NRC to keep this harrowing “near-miss” and an additional unreported “near-miss” on July 22, 2018, a secret from the public.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission spurns request for full-time safety inspector at San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump

In its latest outrage, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) bureaucrats have spurned a request by a sitting United States Congressman to put a full-time safety inspector onsite during the transfer of spent nuclear fuel at the accident-prone San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has spurned a written request from Congressman Mike Levin to deploy a full-time NRC inspector at the San Onofre Nuclear…

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New Government Accountability Office Report highlights failure of NRC to protect public against “dirty bombs”

The non-partisan congressional Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a scathing report on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s failure to protect the public from “Dirty Bombs”  The GAO was chartered by Congress to investigate and audit how  taxpayer dollars are spent by federal agencies. This report is a bombshell The new report is titled COMBATING NUCLEAR TERRORISM: NRC Needs to Take Additional Actions to Ensure the Security…

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NRC refuses to fine Holtec for violating Federal nuclear safety laws, underscoring its complete failure to protect the public

Holtec had two violations, the NRC said: failure to establish adequate design control measures of components important to safety, and failure to perform evaluations before making changes. A base civil penalty of $36,250 was considered and rejected due to Holtec’s “prompt and comprehensive” corrective actions, which outraged some critics. “The failure by the NRC to fine Holtec for breaking the law shows that it isn’t serious about protecting the public’s safety,” said Charles Langley, executive director of Public Watchdogs, in a statement.

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Public Watchdogs launches “Fighting for our Future” PSA

For immediate Release, April 12, 2019 Ad alerts public to threat of nuclear waste for generations to come                     DATELINE San Diego, California — After launching the first public service announcement video of their “Ticking Time Bomb” public awareness campaign in late February, local nonprofit Public Watchdogs has unleashed a second PSA this week. “Fighting for our…

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Non-Public Video Upload Page – Edison publicly humiliated

Ironically, Edison’s March 28th Community Engagement panel Meeting took place on the 40th Anniversary of the Three-Mile-Island (TMI) nuclear meltdown. Two NRC representatives attended the meeting: Scott Morris, and Linda Howell. The video excerpts below are from that meeting, which can be viewed in its entirety on the Public Watchdogs YouTube Channel here. On August 3, 2018, a delicate thin-walled steel canister filled with a 100,000…

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Public Watchdogs behind “Ticking Time Bomb” Public Service Announcements – San Diego Union Tribune

Advocacy group buys airtime to oppose San Onofre nuclear waste                     Jeff McDonald   February 25, 2019,  4:55 PM  A San Diego advocacy nonprofit began airing new TV commercials Monday to warn about the potential dangers of storing nuclear waste from the San Onofre plant at the beach. The spot opens with traffic zooming along Interstate 5, north of Oceanside, past…

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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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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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San Onofre Community Action Kit

Imagine being able to get real-time radiation readings from YOUR community in the event of a nuclear disaster at San Onofre! WHO:       Fellow citizens who are concerned about radiation in our communities. WHAT:    We want you to request Real-Time Radiation Monitoring (Click here for LIVE SAFECAST RADIATION READINGS one mile from the beachfront nuclear waste dump at San Onofre) WHEN:    Now. WHERE: …

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