Why the California State Lands Commission final report on San Onofre isn’t fair.

Part III The California State Lands Commission Final Environmental Impact Report is finished. And it isn’t fair.   ( C’mon … only six weeks for the public to review a 750 page document? ) February 11, 2019, 4:50 PM — Today, the California State Lands Commission unleashed its “FEIR” (Final Environmental Impact Report) on the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station with a deadline…

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Yucca Mountain is a choice between “Horrible” at best, and “Atrocious” at worst

The worst possible place to store nuclear waste is 108 feet from the beach at San Onofre State Beach Park Tom Elias is the only syndicated columnist (28 newspapers) that I know of who actually takes the time to understand and report on complex infrastructure issues such as San Onofre’s nuclear waste, and the possibility of storing the waste at Yucca Mountain.  In this story, Will…

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November 8th NRC Webinar on San Onofre Video and Transcript

Finally! The NRC has published the video of its November 8, 2018 Webcast! Sometimes, getting the Federal Government to move takes an Act of Congress.  That’s why we invoked the Freedom of Information Act to force the NRC to actually make its public records public for the November 8, 2018 San Onofre Special Inspection Webinar.  Below are links to the video of the November 8th Webinar,…

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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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“Poor Planning” resulted in near-miss at San Onofre Nuke Plant

Dateline San Diego: Edison admits that poor planning and lack of management oversight caused “near-miss” at failed nuclear power plant FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01-24-19 Today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission Pre-decisional Enforcement Conference (PEC) webinar was the final step in the process of determining what  punitive action — if any —  will be taken against Southern California Edison’s documented failure to obey Federal law during the transfer of…

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Holtec CEO admits to at least 51 loose or broken bolts in its nuclear waste containers

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Webcast shows collusion between the NRC and Holtec DATELINE:  January 9th, 2019, San Diego CA In a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) webcast today,  Holtec, the manufacturer of the nuclear waste containers used at the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) admitted in an NRC Enforcement Conference that as many as 51 modified bolts, known as Shim Standoffs (SSOs), have broken in the radioactive waste…

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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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Public Watchdogs’ Sunflower Campaign a “Blooming Success.”

On April 24, we launched our “Flower Power” campaign to “grow awareness” about San Onofre by distributing thousands of free sunflower seeds at local community events. In a few weeks, we’ll be sending out another 52,000 seeds to people who responded to our online petition in support of our lawsuit to nip the bud on Southern California Edisons’ Beachfront Nuclear Waste Dump at San Onofre Get…

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Why storing nuclear waste 108 feet from San Onofre State Beach is a bad idea

 Text of this document with hyperlinks is at https://bit.ly/2OutxUx     Get this document as a PDF If nothing is done, Southern California Edison, will complete the burial of 73 giant canisters of deadly  radioactive waste 108 feet from the beach at San Onofre State Park on land leased from Camp Pendleton. Use these talking points when you are communicating the situation at San Onofre. As of this date, 29 of…

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Public Watchdogs secures $300K from donor who wants to “put to death the lie that nuclear energy is ‘green'”

Moores Family funds Public Watchdogs with $300,000.00 to stop Nuclear Waste Dump  Supports legal action to protect and preserve Southern California’s coastline. For Immediate Release DATELINE: SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Today the Jennifer Moores Family and Change for Justice announced that it has funded $300,000.00 to Public Watchdogs in support of the nonprofit’s work to remove a newly-constructed nuclear waste dump from San…

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Amended Complaint filed in Federal Court to stop beachfront nuclear waste dump at San onofre

Public Watchdogs files Amended Complaint to stop burial of nuclear waste at the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump Today Public Watchdogs announced that is has filed a 65 page amended complaint in its lawsuit to remove the nuclear waste from the beach at the newly contructed San Onofre State Beach Park Nuclear Waste Dump. Southern California Edison, which currently owns the Dump, prefers to refer to it as an “ISFSI,”…

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Edison (finally) announces its next Community Engagement Panel Meeting for November 28th

Next SONGS “Community Engagement Panel” slated for November 29th. Get details from Edison here Some wags have called it the “Community EnRagement Panel” for its generally obstinate refusal to answer questions without consulting with upper management …  but in theory, its purpose is to engage you. Background: Four times a year, Southern California Edison, the highly profitable owner of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station,…

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NRC initiates feigned inspection at San Onofre

  Public Watchdogs asks “What are we paying them for?” Nuclear Regulatory Commission begins ‘special inspection’ of San Onofre nuclear station Rob Nikolewski, September 10, 2018 4:55 PM A team of five inspectors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday began what is expected to be a five-day review of how a 45-ton canister loaded with spent nuclear fuel ended up getting suspended 18 feet from the floor…

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Red Flags

13 Red Flags at San Onofre: Thirteen alarming reasons why the NRC Inspection of the San Onofre nuclear waste dump is probably a sham In the wake of a near-miss nuclear disaster at San Onofre, and public admissions that the canisters being used to store deadly nuclear waste have defective components, an embattled Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is refusing to allow independent observers at SONGS, the…

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