A2202016

This page will have links to documents referenced in Southern California Edison’s Application 22-02-016 before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Link to Bitly url shortener  (makes long and unwieldy hyperlinks shorter at https://bitly.com/) Signed Edison Non-disclosure Agreement CPUC Rules of Practice and Procedure Recent updates to Rules of Practice and Procedure Access to A2202016 Documents filed with CPUC by all Parties: 1) A2202016 CPUC Proceeding…

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Public Watchdogs Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

FOIA REQUEST: Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide a copy of all referenced attachments and meeting notes contained within the NRC’s recent response to FOIA 2022–000142 previously submitted by Mr. Paul Blanch (see the original Blanch FOIA request at this NRC page: https://bit.ly/3TO5Swu ). A fee waiver and expedited processing are requested. Details:  Please provide copies of all calendar attachments and notes for The…

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These Leaders Deserve Your Vote of Thanks

Your utility bills are going to increase because of a reckless vote cast by your elected officials to keep Diablo Canyon open. Last night your representatives under cloak of darkness, in a secret midnight vote, opted to put their political aspirations above the public safety. How? By voting to keep the dangerously decrepit Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant open for business past its prime. Even if…

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Letter in opposition to keeping Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant open

Today, the LA Times published this letter from Public Watchdogs’ Board Member and Director of Development, Nina Babiarz.     Photo: Tracy Adams, Wikimedia While it’s somewhat surprising that Newsom would hang his political aspirations on the coattails of PG&E, which just emerged from a criminal probation during which it pleaded guilty to 85 counts of manslaughter, at least he’s revealing his true colors. It’s also…

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Keeping Diablo Canyon Open – The Devil is in the details

Governor Newsom is actively pressuring your elected officials to keep the aging Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open. Newsom has promised Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) a $1.4 billion “forgivable loan” to keep it running, plus, the Senate is expected to vote on to keep Diablo open in the next few days!   Call or email these State Senators to avert this disaster! (Scroll down for…

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Is San Onofre’s nuclear waste destined for New Mexico?

If fully developed, a proposed interim storage site could handle all the spent fuel that’s piled up across the country. But there’s opposition. This story is reproduced under the Fair Use provision of U.S. copyright law. Please read the original story in the San Diego Union Tribune here. By Rob Nikolewski July 29, 2022 5:30 AM PT,  Is the solution to the decades-long debate over what…

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Oil price down, Gas prices up: Why increasing the supply of oil won’t lower gas prices in the short term

Why are gas prices going up when the price of oil is going down? Get the  KUSI interview on this story  with Public Watchdogs’ Executive Director, Charles Langley   There is a schism in the scheme of things. According to the “Laws of Supply and Demand,” the price of a commodity will increase when it is scarce, and decrease when it is abundant. As of this…

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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. Click here to register for our free presentation on San Onofre this Tuesday, May 23, 2023. 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…

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SATURDAY JUNE 11, Protest discharge of radioactive water into Pacific Ocean at Fukushima and San Onofre!

What do Fukushima and San Diego have in common? Answer:  Both are the sites of a failed nuclear power plant, and both sites are actively dumping radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean.  Join us, Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 10am to Noon, as we gather with other concerned citizens to protest and educate our neighbors on the ongoing dumping of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean…

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Letter to Japanese Government on Fukushima radiation dumping

Today, Public Watchdogs joined as a signatory to An Open Letter to the Government of Japan from Concerned Groups, Elected Officials, and Scholars of the World. The letter  which will be hand-delivered to the Japaneses Consulate on August 1, 2022, condemns the government of Japan for its dumping radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.  As of this writing, more than 130 organizations and scholars have signed…

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Public Watchdogs to intervene in San Onofre nuclear cost hearing at California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Public Watchdogs to Question San Onofre Cost to public Public Watchdogs has filed a formal Notice Of Intent (NOI)  with the California Public Utilities Commission to intervene on behalf of ratepayers in hearings involving the decommissioning of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) by  Southern California Edison (Edison). According to Public Watchdogs’ Executive Director, Charles Langley, “We will use forensic analyses to investigate and…

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Meet Charles “Chuck” Lowery

Chuck Lowery is an Oceanside native. As a retired businessman, philanthropist, and former Oceanside City Councilmember 2014-18, Chuck learned how to work with other community members and to consider the potential outcome of serious decisions. As a local stakeholder, the proximity of millions of California residents to the radioactive storage on the San Onofre beach is an item of deep concern. In an effort to learn…

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Why nuclear energy is insane (and why regulators from four nuclear nations have denounced it as an energy source)

Former Chair of  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejects nuclear energy as “not safe” and “not smart” Dateline May 12, 2022 —  E, the Environmental Magazine, has published a compelling article by journalist Sara Mosko titled the Insanity of Expanding Nuclear Energy.  The story explains how four of the world’s top nuclear regulators have issued a joint statement rejecting nuclear energy as a clean, green solution to…

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