Updates

February 18, 2020 7:01 pmNRC refuses to release “secret” flood analysis of nuclear waste at San Onofre

Holtec, the company that makes the nuclear waste canisters that are used at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station,  has conducted  a secret flood analysis of the facility. Public Watchdogs believes this analysis must be made public. The public has a right to know why the NRC is allowing...

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February 4, 2020 1:00 amExpert warns that lethal radiation geysers are possible at San Onofre

Public Watchdogs has warned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that deadly radioactive geysers could erupt from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, much like the "Old Faithful" geyser at Yellowstone National Park. According to the report, such an accident could rival Chernobyl, Fukushima, or Bhopal in scope.

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January 22, 2020 3:31 pmTranscript of Public Watchdogs public 2.206 teleconference with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Yesterday, Public Watchdogs’ attorneys made a 28-minute presentation to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission arguing for an immediate halt to the movement and burial of deadly radioactive nuclear waste next to the public beach at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. In an abundance of caution, and a deep...

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January 22, 2020 1:20 pmPublic Watchdogs 2.206 Petition for Enforcement Action against SONGS, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station at Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Public Watchdogs seeks Enforcement Action against Southern California Edison: Yesterday, January 21, 2020, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) convened a public meeting via teleconference to evaluate Public Watchdogs‘ Supplemental 2.206 Petition seeking enforcement action against Southern California Edison, the owners of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) “ISFSI.”  You...

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January 7, 2020 7:08 pmEdison fights Public Watchdogs efforts to cut funding to San Onofre Nuclear Decommissioning Trust Fund

On Christmas Eve, 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission formally refused to approve a $400 million-plus funding request from Southern California Edison, the owners of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The Commission action will delay SONGS funding for at least 120 days, and was issued on the...

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November 24, 2019 7:15 pmToday: Nov 25 emergency court hearing on the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump

Court hearing to grant or deny an emergency restraining order requested by Public Watchdogs to halt the burial of deadly radioactive waste on the beach at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, (SONGS), Monday, November 25, Room 4D U.S. District Court

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November 20, 2019 2:03 pmLA 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)    ...

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October 11, 2019 5:22 pmPublic 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...

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October 10, 2019 10:52 amSONGS 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...

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September 30, 2019 1:02 pmPublic 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...

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