Public Watchdogs files NRC petition demanding analysis of public safety threats at beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump

Today, Public Watchdogs announced that it has filed a 2.206 Petition with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to compel Southern California Edison to provide an analysis of “non-credible” safety threats at the beachfront San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump located at San Onofre State Beach Park in San Diego County. Get the 2.206 Petition Here. Get the press release Background: The Public Watchdogs petition argues that under…

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Radioactive Releases from Nuclear Power Plants: A Cause for Concern

By Roger Johnson, PhD, contributing editor  All nuclear power plants regularly discharge radioactivity into the environment.  They produce large quantities of radioactive materials and some of it gets discharged into the atmosphere, waterways, and surrounding land.  The public needs to know more about these radioactive emissions, especially since they are conducted frequently and in secret.  Ionizing radiation is a known carcinogen, and since cancer is becoming the number one…

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Public Watchdogs’ commentary in the San Diego Union Tribune on the California Coastal Commission’s vote to approve the maintenance plan for the USA’s largest beachfront nuclear waste dump

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.

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Downloading and handling of deadly  spent nuclear fuel will continue at  SONGS during COVID-19 outbreak

NRC allows nuclear facilities to self-regulate Today at a  Nuclear Regulatory  Commission (NRC teleconference on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on nuclear safety, Donna Gilmore of San Onofre Safety  ( https://sanonofresafety.org/ ) asked the NRC if it required testing of nuclear workers for the COVID-19 virus at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The NRC spokesperson replied that the NRC does not require virus…

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NRC 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 private companies like Holtec to keep an ISFSI flood analysis a secret, when ultimately, it was the public that paid for it.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission “Town Hall,” August 20, 2019, 7PM in San Juan Capistrano – NRC to listen to public

This is your invitation to join Public Watchdogs and other concerned citizens on Tuesday, August 20, 7:00pm in San Juan Capistrano (get map) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Town Hall on San Onofre. Here’s the official NRC announcement. NRC “Town Hall” San Juan Capistrano Community Center 25925 Camino Del Avion   San Juan Capistrano, CA   This may be your only chance to tell NRC what you…

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Former NRC chair blasts deal to move SONGS nuke waste as “recipe for sustained failure”

The former Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is blasting an agreement to remove nuclear waste at SONGS as “Not in Public’s interest” and a “recipe for sustained failure.” When the law firm of Aguirre & Severson triumphantly announced that it had brokered an agreement from Southern California Edison to safely remove its deadly nuclear waste from the beach at San Onofre, local activists jeered the deal…

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