What could possibly go wrong with the beachfront nuclear waste dump at San Onofre State Beach park? Plenty. Like a knight in shining armor made of tinfoil, the walls on these radioactive stainless steel canisters are only 5/8-inch thick.
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 private companies like Holtec to keep an ISFSI flood analysis a secret, when ultimately, it was the public that paid for it.
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.
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
The nonprofit consumer group Public Watchdogs has filed a lawsuit to halt the transport of nuclear waste into steel-lined silos on the beach at San Onofre State Beach Park. Public Watchdogs is the only advocacy group engaged in litigation against the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump owned and operated by Southern California Edison. Public Watchdogs has retained the services of former Department of Justice prosecutor, Chuck La Bella to coordinate a disciplined team of attorneys and subject matter experts in opposition to the project.
One year ago today, on August 9th, 2018, everything changed at the San Onofre High-Level nuclear waste dump. A whistleblower stepped forward and changed the course of history with an alarming disclosure that Southern California Edison and the NRC had violated the law …
The next time you hear a government employee or government contractor defending Holtec International, or awarding the company a juicy federal contract, keep in mind that the employee who made the decision may have benefited from gifts of cash or entertainment from Holtec. At least that’s what is alleged in this blockbuster story by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Kris Singh, CEO of…
On August 3, 2018, a 100,000 pound thin-wall cask filled with deadly irradiated nuclear fuel got caught on a flange while being lowered into the steel-lined concrete vault of the waste storage site, known as an ISFSI (independent spent fuel storage installation). The cask got stuck on a ¼” guide ring for about an hour over an 18-foot drop.