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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Public NRC Meeting on San Onofre! Tuesday, March 9, 11:00am Pacific Time

This event ended March 9, 2021, but you can get the video here Get Edited Video, Part One, here: https://youtu.be/lZPTklqZ9DU Get Edited Video, Part Two, here: https://youtu.be/H_msZL5jSXs Get the unedited VIDEO of this event here:   https://bit.ly/3avCVAv (This version is unabridged, with dead air, etc.)   Announcement Please mark your calendar for next Tuesday, March 9, 11AM California time, when one of the heaviest hitters in the…

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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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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

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

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