Public Watchdogs’ OPENING BRIEF before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on the ratepayer-funded bailout of Southern California Edison’s failed Replacement Steam Generators (RSGs) at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).
This brief argues that the CPUC can not lawfully approve a $5.4 million payday to attorneys in an illicit out-of-court settlement that has resulted in a multi-billion dollar bailout of Southern California Edison at your expense. At this time, Public Watchdogs is the only intervenor fighting what we believe is an unconscionable and illegal corporate bailout.
Public Watchdogs’ MOTION FOR PARTY STATUS before the California Public Utilities Commission on the ratepayer-funded bailout of Southern California Edison’s failed Replacement Steam Generators (RSGs) at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).
This motion argues that the California Public Utilities Commission should not approve an out-of-court settlement. Southern California Edison has responded to the Motion. Now, Edison’s attorneys are representing their former foes at Citizens Oversight, Aguirre & Severson, and the alleged consumer advocates at TURN, The Utility Reform Network, and others. All of these groups are lining up for their share of the billions of dollars they have helped award Edison.
Public Watchdogs’ legal action to revoke the permit allowing the burial of deadly radioactive nuclear waste at San Onofre State Beach Park.
This action argues that under an act of congress, the Coastal Commission had zero authority to issue a permit allowing the burial of high-level nuclear waste on the beach at San Onofre. Get the complaint.
Letter from U.S. Navy to Coastal Commission informing the Commission is has zero authority to issue a permit allowing the construction of a nuclear waste dump at San Onofre
This letter informed the California Coastal Commission in 2015 that it does not have the legal jurisdiction to issue a permit to Southern California Edison for the construction of a nuclear waste dump on U.S, Government property. In its zeal to accommodate Edison, the Coastal Commission ignored the letter in violation of Public Law 88-83.
This report exposes Southern California Edison and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for lax enforcement of common-sense safety precautions against terrorist threats, earthquakes, and tsunamis at the failed nuclear reactors; and for unlawfully waiving common-sense safety and security measures designed to protect the public. Get the report here.
Watch video here. Get radio interview here. Get June 16 Reader story here
This independent evaluation of geological hazards at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in San Diego and Orange Counties asserts that a radioactive release at San Onofre State Beach Park is unavoidable. Get the report.
These legal documents, secured by San Onofre Safety, show that the thin-walled canisters that Southern California Edison will use to store deadly nuclear waste are only guaranteed to to last ten to 25 years, and have a “design life” of only 60-years. The containers, known as the Holtec International Hi-Storm Umax, have been called “Chernobyl Cans” because each of the 75 canisters will contain the radiation equivalent of at least one Chernobyl disaster. The deadly plutonium inside the containers is lethal to all human life for at least 250,000 years. The uranium in each Chernobyl Can is deadly to all life for millions of years. Get the documents here.
This letter from California Energy Commission Chair (CEC), Robert B. Weisenmiller, articulates scathing objections to Southern California Edison’s plans to eliminate Federally required emergency response capability at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Additionally during Southern California Edison’s Off-site Emergency Planning application process, CEC Chair Weisenmiller also filed his vehement opposition to the NRC; See ‘State Consultation’, (see pages 23-30).
The Warsaw Poland Notes
These handwritten notes prove that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) sets its rates secretly in foreign countries.
It is illegal for utilities to hold secret rate-setting meetings. That’s why they do it in foreign countries. These handwritten notes between the president of CPUC and Southern California Edison were a blue-print for the illegally brokered “out-of-court settlement” that cost the average SDGE&E and Edison customer $1,600.00 in increased electric rates with a $4 billion bailout. Get the dirty details in President Peevey’s own handwriting. Get the notes and the dirty details here.
This Criminal affidavit alleges collusion and secret utility rate-setting meetings between Southern California Edison executives and top California Public Utilities Commission Judges and Commissioners. This affidavit shows how Edison and CPUC worked together in a team fashion to unlawfully charge ratepayers for the multi-billion dollar publicly funded bailout of SONGS. Get it here.
LIST OF ALL DECOMMISSIONED NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN USA
Public Watchdogs Comments to the California Lands Commission regarding its plans to avoid conducting and Environmental Impact Report on the deadly beachfront nuclear waste dump at San Onofre State Park Beach.
Public Watchdogs comments on EPA proposed revisions to water guidelines.
The Federal government’s under the radar plan to increase allowable radiation in drinking water Public Watchdog filed comments to the EPA yesterday protesting the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to increase allowable radiation levels in drinking water.
Statement to the NRC on “Redlining” at San Onofre.
These comments to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were submitted by Vinod Arora, a former Southern California Edsion Safety Engineer who worked at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The report asserts that the failure of Unit 3 was the caused when SONGS’ operators ran the system beyond its designed limits until it broke. For a lay-persons summary of the report, read our press release.
Does Edison owe YOU money for storage of spent nuclear fuel?
Southern California Edison has made hundreds of millions of dollars suing the Department of Energy for the costs associated with storing nuclear waste on the beach at San Onofre State Beach Park. This white paper concludes that Edison may owe you money. Public Watchdogs believes that these accounts must be audited by a credible third-party (i.e. not the California Public Utilities Commission or other ethically compromised government agencies). Fiduciary Responsibility for SNF Disposal White Paper 02-24-2016-FINAL
Nuclear Regulatory AIT Report on Failures at San Onofre
A confidential internal reports from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s AIT (Augmented Inspection Team) on what went wrong at the San Onofre nuclear Generating Station. These documents were disclosed to AVP Arora International under the Freedom Of Information Act. These comments to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were submitted by Vinod Arora, a former Southern California Edsion Safety Engineer who worked at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The report asserts that the failure of Unit 3 was the caused when SONGS’ operators ran the system beyond its designed limits until it broke. For a lay-persons summary of the report, read our press release.