LA Times slams beachfront nuclear waste dump as a disaster waiting to happen

Opinion: California’s San Onofre nuclear plant is a Chernobyl waiting to happen The San Onofre nuclear plant was permanently shut down in 2013 after a radioactive leak was discovered in a new steam generator. Humans will need to manage the plant’s nuclear waste for thousands of years.  (Los Angeles Times)     By Kate Brown Nov. 19, 2019, 9:59 AM – Nuclear accidents often aren’t surprises. Whistleblowers had…

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Public Watchdogs urges California Coastal Commission to delay approval of SONGS demolition.

Today, Public Watchdogs filed documents urging the California Coastal Commission to postpone the approval of Southern California Edison’s plan to demolish the spent fuel pools and other structures at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).  Get the letter here. Get details for attending the meeting here. Public Watchdogs argues that the vote is premature due to pending litigation, that “special conditions” imposed by Coastal Commission…

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SONGS Coastal Commission meeting on Thursday, October 17, 9:00 am, Chula Vista

Mark your calendar to speak out and attend the California Coastal Commission meeting on the planned demolition of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in Chula Vista on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Get a copy of the agenda here. The meeting starts at 9:00 am at the Chula Vista City Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910  (get map) Why this meeting…

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Public Watchdogs files 2.206 petition with NRC to halt unsafe storage of spent nuclear fuel at SONGS.

September 24, 2019 — Today, the nonprofit advocacy group Public Watchdogs announced that it has filed a 2.206 petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requesting an immediate halt to the ongoing transfer and storage of deadly nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).   The public has the right to ask the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to take enforcement action through Title 10…

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Public Watchdogs files lawsuit to halt burial of nuclear waste

The nonprofit consumer group Public Watchdogs has filed a lawsuit to halt the transport of nuclear waste into steel-lined silos on the beach at San Onofre State Beach Park. Public Watchdogs is the only advocacy group engaged in litigation against the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump owned and operated by Southern California Edison. Public Watchdogs has retained the services of former Department of Justice prosecutor, Chuck La Bella to coordinate a disciplined team of attorneys and subject matter experts in opposition to the project.

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Public Watchdogs seeks court order to stop burial of deadly nuclear waste

Dateline, August 28, 2019, San Diego — Today, the nonprofit advocacy group Public Watchdogs announced that it is is seeking a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to stop the beachfront burial of nuclear waste at San Onofre State Beach Park.  The request for a restraining order is part of a larger legal action against Southern California Edison. This page was updated with conformed copies 09-04-19, 9:24 am….

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission has no “Plan B” for a canister failure at San Onofre

Dateline August 8, 2018 — During today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Webinar, (get the Public Watchdogs Video Capture Here) a top NRC  official admitted that the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump, which is owned and operated by Southern California Edison, has no backup plan for repairing or safely storing a damaged nuclear waste container. During the public  question-and-answer segment of the Webinar, Donna Gilmore, a…

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That metallic taste? It’s possible you’ve been irradiated. 

That metallic taste in your mouth?  It could be brain damage.   People who surf  near the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) are rumored to occasionally report a metallic taste in their mouth while surfing. Southern California Edison (SCE), the owners of the shuttered nuke plant, use a system called “Dilute and Discharge,” to dump radioactive water from its spent nuclear fuel pools into…

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7.1 Earthquake deepens fears of a nuclear release at failed San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

San Diego, CA, July 12, 2019 – Last week, Southern California was hit by an earthquake with a 7.1 magnitude. The earthquake shook most of Southern California including  the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), where 3.6 million pounds of deadly nuclear waste is in the process of being buried  in Holtec canisters 108 ft. from the ocean. It remains unclear if SoCal Edison has an…

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Did Holtec “persuade” federal employees with cash incentives?

  The next time you hear a government employee or government contractor defending Holtec International, or awarding the company a juicy federal contract, keep in mind that the employee who made the decision may have benefited from gifts of cash or entertainment from Holtec.  At least that’s what is alleged in this blockbuster story by the Philadelphia Inquirer.         Kris Singh, CEO of…

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejects request for full-time safety inspector at SONGS

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) bureaucrats have spurned a request by a sitting United States Congressman to put a full-time safety inspector onsite during the transfer of spent nuclear fuel at the accident-prone San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has rejected a written request from Congressman Mike Levin to deploy a full-time NRC inspector at the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump, which is…

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