Whistleblowing at San Onofre nuclear power plant

“I may not have a job tomorrow for what I’m about to say, but that’s fine. Because I made a promise to my daughter that if no one else talked about what happened on Friday, that I would.” With those words, David Fritch, an OSHA employee assigned to the San Onofre nuclear power plant site began his public statement at the August 9, 2018 Community Engagement Panel meeting in Oceanside, California. Mr. Fritch went on to describe an incident he had observed on August 3rd during the loading of a heavy canister containing deadly radioactive materials into a silo just yards above the beach at the plant site. Many believe that what he reported narrowly missed resulting in a damaged or ruptured canister that could have caused a major nuclear disaster on the Southern California coast, potentially affecting the entire state and nation.