Orange County Register: Spent nuclear waste burial halted

Spent nuclear waste burial halted at San Onofre until NRC can probe ‘near miss’ with canister. Public Watchdogs “alarmed” that NRC waited more than two weeks to investigate. Vertical Cask Transporter First fuel move Jan. 30-31, 2018 San Onfore (Courtesy of Southern California Edison) This story is reproduced from the Orange County Register under the Fair Use provision of U.S. Copyright law. Get the original story…

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WOW!!! We did it!

The goal for the first $50,000.00 has been reached!  Thank you! Thanks to members like you we managed to raise $50,000.00 in four-and-one-half days toward our legal costs!  Thank you for helping 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…

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URGENT Protest today in San Clemente at 6:00 PM at Public Library, Saturday, August 11, 2018

This is a last-minute invitation to join us TODAY in solidarity at a public event in San Clemente to draw attention to the alarming news about the looming threat of a radiation disaster at San Onofre. Have you seen the video describing this near-miss nuclear disaster? This last-minute event is being organized by our friends at San Clemente Green at 6:00 PM today (Get details). We are gathering…

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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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Transcript of Whistle Blower David Fritch at San Onofre Community Engagement Panel Meeting, August 9, 2018

DAVID FRITCH:    Thank you. My name is David Fritch. I am a worker on the ISFSI project.[1] I work on the spent fuel. I work as a – (to get a video of this transcript,Danger at San Onofre click here). PANEL MEMBER:  Spell your name. DAVID FRITCH:   F-R-I-T-C-H.  I do industrial Safety, so OSHA stuff, not nuclear stuff, but I’m out there, and I may not have…

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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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Cruel Master, or Terrible Servant? Charles Langley addresses the California Public Utilities Commission

  This video shows Public Watchdogs’ Executive Director at a July 26 Public Utility Commission hearing in Sacramento. In it, he advises the California Public Utilities Commission to deny the approval of a settlement agreement on the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The Commission opted to approve the dirty deal with minor modifications a few minutes later. It is the opinion of Public Watchdogs that…

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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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Regulators Okay San Onofre Settlement with modifications

State regulators approve San Onofre nuclear settlement, trimming $750M from original deal This story is reproduced by Public Watchdogs under the fair use provision of U.S. Copyright law. Please read the original story at the San Diego Union Tribune here.   The site of the dry cask storage facility that holds the spent nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. (Photo by Southern California…

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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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