Holtec’s corporate shell game, and why it is unfit to handle nuclear waste at Indian Point

Today, Public Watchdogs joined scores of other prominent advocacy groups, nuclear safety experts, and concerned citizens in urging the New York Public Service Commission to reject a bid by Holtec to gain ownership of roughly three million pounds of eternally lethal nuclear waste. If it all goes as Holtec plans, the sizzling hot “spent” nuclear fuel assemblies at Indian Point will be  offloaded into thin-walled (1/2″)…

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

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 wrote: “FUBAR!” (that’s our government’s special word…

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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. 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 non-profit’s request to make “Demands for Information” (DFIs)…

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Paul Blanch explains why an accident at San Onofre is inevitable

This half hour interview of  Paul Blanch on Facing the Future Television explains why a radioactive release at the failed beachfront nuclear waste dump at San Onofre is, in his words, “inevitable.”  The current location contains 3.6 million pounds of eternally deadly radioactive “spent” nuclear fuel, stored 108 feet from the beach in a tsunami flood zone, on top of earthquake faults, in temporary canisters that…

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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

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. Get the 2.206 Petition Here. Get the press release Background: The Public Watchdogs petition argues that under…

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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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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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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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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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New Mexico Governor tells Trump that Consolidated Interim Storage of nuclear waste is “economic malpractice”

July 31, New Mexico — New Mexico State Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has accused president Trump of committing “economic malpractice.” In a letter to Mr. Trump dated July 28, 2020, governor Grisham expresses her opposition to a “Consolidated Interim Storage Facility, or “High-Level Nuclear Waste Dump” in New Mexico on the grounds that it is “An unnecessary risk to our citizens and our communities, our first responders,…

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Nine State Attorneys General file legal documents with NRC protesting Holtec as a nuclear waste vendor.

In an unprecedented act of unity, nine attorneys general from nine separate states have intervened in a case involving nuclear safety and Holtec International.   The brief, known as an Amici Curiae or “friend of the court” is in support of legal action against the NRC by Massachusetts’ Attorney General, Maura Healey.  In September of 2019,   Ms. Healey filed a lawsuit alleging that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission…

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Recording of May 8, 2020 NRC Teleconference on COVID-19 infections at Nuclear Power Plants

Today at 6:00 am California time, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) convened a teleconference/webinar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nuclear facilities in the United States.  During the teleconference, NRC representatives stated that they do not know what the rate of infection is at America’s 104 operating and decommissioning nuclear reactors.  The conference lasted one hour and was recorded for publication by Public Watchdogs….

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