Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General confirms CBG Criticisms of EPA Radiation Monitoring Network Large Fraction Broken During Fukushima Crisis. In January 2009, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an audit report that contained recommendations for improving the management and oversight of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Radiation Network (RadNet) system. The OIG conducted a follow-up audit and released its results.
Assemblywoman Brownly’s office issued a press release which notes that the EPA’s recent release of data showed extensive radioactive contamination remaining at SSFL. Assemblywoman Brownly went on to note, in part, “This begins to answer critical questions about what’s still up there, where,
how much, and how bad?”
2011 was a historical year for nuclear power and the nuclear industry. After TMI, nuclear industry advocates told us not to worry, they had brought the accident under control a half-hour before a complete meltdown and breach of the reactor vessel would have occurred.
After Chernobyl had a complete meltdown (and fire) they told us not to worry, it was a Soviet-design reactor, different than ours.
But what can they say in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, which, as I write, is still going on? These were General Electric-designed plants, in a technologically advanced society, with a regulatory structure …