WOW!!! We did it!

The goal for the first $50,000.00 has been reached!  Thank you! Thanks to Public Watchdogs members like you, we managed to raise $50,000.00 in four-and-one-half days!  Thank you for help us reach our first goal! We will use this money to seek a court-order that stops Southern California Edison from burying nuclear waste on the beach at San Onofre. As of noon yesterday, (August 16)  Public…

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Whistle blower describes near-miss nuclear accident at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)

Chief Nuclear Officer at San Onofre vows not to fire whistle blower Dateline, Oceanside California, August 10, 2018 Get the whistle blower video here. When San Onofre worker and Orange County Resident David Fritch stepped up to the microphone last night, he dropped a bombshell:  his first words were “I may not have a job tomorrow.” The whistle blower went on to explain that he was…

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Lands Commission Meeting on Nuclear Waste at SONGS, August 7th and 8th in Oceanside and San Clemente

The California State Lands Commission is convening public hearings on Tuesday August 7th and Wednesday August 8th to hear public comments about the final phases of demolition at the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump.  Please join Public Watchdogs for public comments. When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6 PM Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 1 PM Where (see attached maps, including public transit options): Oceanside City Hall,…

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Are Holtec’s nuclear waste trash cans “eggshell thin?”

Proportional mathematics shows that Holtec’s nuclear waste trash cans are proportionally not much thicker than an egg shell Last year, we asked Carlsbad computer programmer and nuclear safety advocate,  Ace Hoffman to evaluate the “thin-walled” nuclear trash cans that Southern California Edison is using at its beachfront nuclear wast dump at San Onofre using proportional mathematics.  Ace  is the author of a popular intensively illustrated book…

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San Onofre Settlement Deal “Unimpressive” improvement to “Rape of Ratepayers”

CPUC wipes away Peevey/Edison collusion, criminal investigation Ratepayers get minor relief; law firm gets $5.4 million By Don Bauder, July 27, 2018 The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday (July 26) made an unimpressive adjustment to a rape of the ratepayer that began with a secret meeting between the then-top commissioner, Michael Peevey, and a representative of Southern California Edison in a hotel in Warsaw, Poland. Peevey sketched…

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New Legal Documents Expose Attempt by Regulators and Trial  Attorneys to Bail out SONGS at Public’s Expense

DATELINE, SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA, July 13, 2018: The nonprofit public advocacy group Public Watchdogs  has just filed a 19-point legal argument against the publicly-funded bailout of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). If the proposed out-of-court settlement is  approved it will complete an alleged criminal conspiracy to bail out Southern California Edison (Edison) at ratepayer expense. The proposed settlement delivers a 417-fold return on investment for Southern California Edison, which is paying the…

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Q & A about Living Near a Nuclear Waste Dump, by Dr. Roger Johnson

Dr. Roger Johnson, Ph.D, is a concerned citizen and Southern California Resident. At his request we have published this Q & A about nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generatings Station (SONGS).  16  Q & A about Living Near a Nuclear Waste Dump     Q:  What city has the most stranded nuclear waste in the entire country?  A: San Clemente has by far the most….

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Exposed: The “Spin Doctor’s CYA Playbook” for handling questions about Holtec’s flawed nuclear waste trash cans

Public Watchdogs researchers have uncovered confidential internal documents by Holtec, the manufacturer of the defective “HiStorm” nuclear waste trash cans that are being deployed at Southern California Edison’s newly constructed Beachfront Nuclear Waste Dump. We expect Edison employees to use the talking points at tonight’s (June 27) Community Engagement Panel Meeting on nuclear waste in San Clemente (click here for details). The secret documents represent what…

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Aerial Art Event creates “Star Man” visible only from the air near San Onofre nuclear plant

On Saturday June 9, the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation,  conducted a peaceful ceremony and massive Aerial Art display created by internationally renowned Aerial Artist, John Quigley, with video by award-winning director and film maker Kurt Soderling. Watch the documentary by the Museum of Woman Get video from the chopper  here  and here Scroll down for high resolution photos Get B-Roll Video here  The Aerial Art display,…

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Public Watchdogs Sponsors Huge Aerial Art Event near Shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Plant

Hundreds to join indigenous Acjachemen Nation in call for safe containment of nuclear waste DATELINE SAN ONOFRE, CALIFORNIA: At 10:30 AM, this Saturday June 9,th   hundreds of concerned citizens will join with the Acjachemen Nation to create a “work of living aerial art” calling for the safe containment and removal of nuclear waste generated by the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The  participants will use their bodies to create…

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Raise Consciousness and Awareness about nuclear waste!

SIGN THE ONLINE  PETITION HERE! “Say it with flowers” and show the world that FLOWER POWER trumps Nuclear POWER! Help Public Watchdogs raise awareness about nuclear waste by signing our online petition and we’ll send you a FREE pack of these magnificent award-winning flowers from American Meadows, the USA’s premier sunflower seed company as our way of saying thanks!  Sunflowers naturally absorb harmful radiation and are…

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Public Watchdogs to intervene in San Onofre Bailout settlement

Public Watchdogs has been granted party status in protest $2.2 Billion  Edison bailout  March 23, 2018 At 3:11 PM yesterday, Public Watchdogs  received formal notice that its Motion for Party Status in a proposed publicly funded bailout of Southern California Edison before the California Public Utilities Commission  (CPUC) has been approved. In an unusual decision, CPUC has ruled that Public Watchdogs may intervene in what public advocates have scorned as unlawfully brokered and publicly…

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Public Invited to Fukushima 7th Anniversary Meditation, Sunday March 11, at 11:00 AM, Carlsbad

This event has already occurred. For media coverage, click here. To see photos, click here. Carlsbad: Prayer and Meditation Gathering in Honor of Fukushima  and local Nuclear Waste Dangers at San Onofre WHO:   Unite In Peace (see Facebook Event page) Gong Master Arjan Lin Public Watchdogs Gene Stone, presiding opening prayer WHAT:   Two hours of prayer, silent mediation and a Sound Healing Ceremony with a brief presentation on the status…

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Public Watchdogs Urges CPUC To Reject San Onofre Settlement

Thursday, March 1, 2018 By Alison St John, KPBS      Aired 3/1/18 on KPBS Midday Edition   GUEST:   Alison St John, north county reporter, KPBS   Transcript The consumer group Public Watchdogs is opposing a settlement agreement that charges ratepayers about $2 billion for the shutdown of San Onofre. The nuclear power plant closed in 2013 after faulty, newly-installed steam generators began to leak in 2012. Charles Langley of Public Watchdogs said…

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Union Tribune: Local consumer group seeks to join San Onofre case to fight latest settlement proposal

  Charles Langley (John Gastaldo / John Gastaldo) The consumer group Public Watchdogs is seeking to join the San Onofre power plant case pending before the California Public Utilities Commission. CEO Charles Langley said a recent agreement to stop $775 million in consumer charges for the 2012 nuclear plant closure does not do enough to protect ratepayers from unfair charges. Public Watchdogs said other consumer groups…

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