Author Archives: CBG

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.

Toxic Relationship: The Fraud at Hunters Point

Click here to read the report by the SF Weekly:

Not far from the radioactive soil of Hunters Point, city environmental engineer Amy Brownell sits stoically in a room full of people who want her fired.

Someone tells her she should protect herself from criminal prosecution and become a whistleblower against the San Francisco Department of Public Health. But in a large meeting space down the stairs of the Southeast Community Facility on an afternoon in August, she’s here to do the exact opposite: Assure everyone that their health is not in danger by living adjacent to the Hunters

Simi Valley residents protest city proposal to use groundwater over contamination concerns

Fox 11 reports:

Protesters gathered in Simi Valley Monday evening to speak out against a city proposal to use ground water as another source of drinking water, citing concerns about contamination.

In 1959, the Santa Susana field lab in the hills above Simi Valley experienced a partial nuclear meltdown. The former rocket testing facility released massive amounts of radioactive isotopes and dangerous chemicals.

It’s believed the area is still contaminated, and residents believe its to blame for a cluster of rare pediatric cancers.