California is breaking green energy records. Now we need to find better ways to store that energy.

Yesterday, California achieved the astonishing feat of generating 80% of its daily power from renewable energy sources, but this news is often a mixed blessing that energy advocates need to understand. Here’s why: The problem is that there have been many times in the summer when the California Independent System Operator (ISO) has been overwhelmed with too much green energy production. When the “grid” starts producing too…

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Amicus

Welcome to our Amicus Curiae page! Public Watchdogs is in the process of certifying a case for the U.S. Supreme Court.  We are seeking amicus briefs (friend of the court briefs) from credible organizations. Below are the relevant documents in pdf format. Introductory Letter from Public Watchdogs. Conformed Copy of Ninth Circuit Decision, February 23, 2021 cv-01635 – 67 Mandate Re 12.29.2020 Judgment.pdf Effective 2021-02-23 19…

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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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Shocking disclosures on Nuclear Safety Exposed in NRC Petition Review Board with Public Watchdogs, Stuart Scott, and Paul Blanch

On March 9, 2021, Public Watchdogs was granted a Petition Review Board meeting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in response to safety allegations levied by our consultant Paul Blanch.  Public Watchdogs has formally asserted that the beachfront Nuclear Waste Dump, or “Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation” (ISFSI) at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), is operating in a flood plain and tsunami inundation…

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Letter of apology to people who were locked out of today’s NRC meeting

Get the video of this event here. Today, Public Watchdogs sent this letter of apology to the hundreds of supporters who tuned in online and on the phone expecting to hear an expert presentation by Public Watchdogs on the dangers of radioactive nuclear waste storage at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (get background here). On Thursday, February 11, 2021, 12:37:17 PM PST, Charles Langley…

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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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Radioactive Releases from Nuclear Power Plants: A Cause for Concern

By Roger Johnson, PhD, contributing editor  All nuclear power plants regularly discharge radioactivity into the environment.  They produce large quantities of radioactive materials and some of it gets discharged into the atmosphere, waterways, and surrounding land.  The public needs to know more about these radioactive emissions, especially since they are conducted frequently and in secret.  Ionizing radiation is a known carcinogen, and since cancer is becoming the number one…

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Last canister of nuclear waste buried today at America’s largest beachfront nuclear waste dump

This story is republished under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law.  To view the original article as it appeared in the San Clemente Times, click here.  Ironically, Edison dropped its last canister of radioactive nuclear waste into the ground on the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, which occurred at 4:15pm Pacific Time, August 5th (8:15am Japanese time, August 6th).  By Shawn Raymundo,…

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NRC FOIA Response, Freedom Of Information Act, 04-15-2020 FOIA NRC-2020-000169

This is the NRC’s response to a massive Public Watchdogs Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request number NRC-2020-000169 Form 464, Public Watchdogs FOIA and Final NRC Response FOIA Response #1  xxx pages, FSAR – Final Safety Analysis Report, Revision 5, June 20, 2017 1Released Records FOIA Response #2  138 pages, Holtec’s top secret “Alloy X” is just ordinary stainless steel   2-Released Records FOIA Response #3  117…

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Ninth Circuit Court motion to force SoCal Edison to develop a realistic SONGS decommissioning plan

Public Watchdogs files motion in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals:  Asks court to halt nuclear waste burials until SONGS  has a better plan   Public Watchdogs insists on a new decommissioning plan recognizing the reality of permanent storage of nuclear waste at San Onofre Dateline San Diego California, Wednesday 04-01-20 — Yesterday, Public Watchdogs filed a Motion for Temporary Injunctive relief with the Ninth Circuit Court of…

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Southern California Edison’s response to County Supervisor Jim Desmond’s questions about COVID19 and nuclear waste safety at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

On March 24, 2020, Public Watchdogs sent a letter to San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond.  The letter asked Mr. Desmond to request a halt to the ongoing movement of deadly nuclear waste at San Onofre during the COVID19 epidemic. Below is Edison’s reply to Supervisor Desmond’s questions, received via email  at 10:20am on March 26, 2020. Questions in bold…. Are the operations at San Onofre,…

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