U.S. Supreme Court kicks nuclear cans down the road to our children

For Immediate Release Public Watchdogs learned today that the Supreme Court of the United States has denied our petition for a hearing regarding the right of private citizens to sue utilities over safety issues involving toxic high-level nuclear waste.   At issue is the storage of highly radioactive “spent” nuclear fuel.  3.6 million pounds of this  fuel, which is deadly once it is “used up” or “spent,”…

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Public Watchdogs, Supreme Court Case Documents, Public Watchdogs v. Southern California Edison

This page contains all the documents filed at the United States Supreme Court in Public Watchdogs v Southern California Edison et al. You may view the original Supreme Court web page here. No. 20-1676 Title: Public Watchdogs, Petitioner v. Southern California Edison Company, et al. Docketed: June 2, 2021 Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit    Case Numbers: (19-56531)    Decision Date: December…

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Public Watchdogs Answer to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s August 30, 2021 Letter on “Credible” risk

More than a year ago, our consultant, Paul Blanch, asked the NRC a very simple question: How does NRC define a risk when it says it is “not credible”?  After almost eleven months the NRC finally responded, but utterly failed to answer the question.  Now, Southern California Edison has triumphantly published the NRC’s ridiculous reply on its web site under the pretense that it is been…

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Public Watchdogs’ Supreme Court case featured in SCOTUSBlog

The highly respected SCOTUSBlog, which covers significant legal actions before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), has singled out Public Watchdogs’ as a “Featured Case” for the Public Watchdogs’ lawsuit against Southern California Edison.  At issue is whether or not current laws give federal courts jurisdiction over the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Get the Public Watchdogs petition here. On August 2, the Supreme…

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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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Public Watchdogs files Petition for Certiorari with U.S. Supreme Court

Today, public Watchdogs filed legal documents with the United States Supreme Court, requesting that the highest court in the land reverse a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the radioactive nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). SONGS was shuttered due to a radiation leak on January 31, 2012.  The hot nuclear waste, which is radioactive and deadly for at…

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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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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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Some people call today’s meeting the “Community Enragement Panel” …

… but whatever you choose to call it, it will be going on as a virtual meeting at 5:30 PM today, March 18 with the usual updates on the latest decommissioning activities at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). For details on how to attend from your phone or computer, ask questions, or to speak publicly, please visit the SONGS Community public relations Web site…

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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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