Navy’s Hunters Point retesting plan draws on questionable cost-cutting study

  

The SF Chronicle reports:

The U.S. Navy’s latest promise to clean up radioactive soil and buildings at its former San Francisco shipyard relies on an earlier Navy effort to remove less radioactivity in order to cut costs, The Chronicle has learned.

Critique by the Committee to Bridge the Gap of the Navy’s Draft Five-Year Review Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

  

Click here to read the entire critique. (PDF warning)

Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
(CERCLA, also known as Superfund), the Navy is required every Five-Years to review the
protectiveness of cleanup remedies at the Hunters Point Superfund site in light of current
information and knowledge. At the core of this requirement is the recognition that new
developments—e.g., evolving scientific findings about toxicity, tighter modern cleanup
standards, discoveries of failures of cleanup actions taken at a site—can mandate going back and undertaking more cleanup in order to protect public health and the environment . . . …

READ: California State Lands Commission’s Draft Environmental Impact Report for Decommissioning the San Onofre Nuclear Plant

  

CBG and other groups lodged their comments with the California State Lands Commission:

At the core of environmental review are two key requirements: a thorough analysis of the full
range of potential environmental impacts from the proposed action, and a hard look at
alternatives. Furthermore, there is one critical failing that Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) must avoid: the artificial segmentation of actions and their environmental consequences.

Read the full letter here.

Surfers Taking a Stand Against San Onofre’s Nuclear Waste Storage

  

Read the surfer.com report:

If you surf along the coast of Southern California, you’re likely aware that Southern California Edison is working to transport large amounts of spent nuclear fuel from the now-offline San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) into onsite dry-cask storage.