In this edition we discuss the slow moving progress to clean up the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. We also look at other big nuclear stories of 2015, including revelations that the EPA’s radiation monitoring system is “broken” and the significant risk an earthquake would pose if it were to strike near the . . . Read more
Read the group letter by clicking here.
On December 5, 2015, OMB received for review from the US EPA proposed changes to its Protective Action Guides (PAGs) for responding to radiological releases. Press reports indicate that the proposals would markedly increase the levels of allowable radioactive contaminants in drinking . . . Read more
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced on December 7th that it will reverse course on plans to get involved at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL).
The announcement comes after months of public outcry over ATSDR’s prior decision to accept a petition that asked the agency to repudiate studies . . . Read more
Read the letters here:
Comments to NRC Opposing Hormesis Petitions for Rulemaking
NRDC & CBG Comments LNT Docket 19 Nov 2015 . . . Read more
The plant is closed. but radioactive material remains
The San Diego Union Tribune Reports . . . Read more
KPBS reports here.
NBC4 has revealed the results of a year long investigation into the Santa Susana Field Laboratory! The first two segments of the investigation, LA’s Nuclear Secret aired on September 21 and 22.
The NBC4 investigation will also be screened at the SSFL Work Group meeting on Thursday September 24, followed by discussion with . . . Read more
Published in the Acorn, read the letters to the editor here. . . . Read more
From the Acorn editorial page. Click here. . . . Read more
The Associated Press reports here. . . . Read more