Category: Beamhenge

The SSFL Work Group Returns – February 5

CBG is pleased to announce that the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Work Group is back and will hold it’s next meeting on February 5th at 6:30 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93063.

CBG has been a member of the SSFL Work Group panel for over 20 years. The Work Group met quarterly as the primary way of keeping the public informed about efforts to clean up the contamination at SSFL, after decades of rocket testing and nuclear reactor development, including a partial nuclear meltdown.

In 2012, the California Department …

NY Attorney General Sues NRC Over Rejection of Bridge the Gap’s Rulemaking Petition to Upgrade Reactor Security

December, 2007: New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed suit in federal court against the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s failure to require protection of nuclear power plants against 9/11-type air attacks. CBG had proposed a rulemaking to upgrade such protections, a petition supported by seven state AGs, including New York’s, but the NRC had rejected any requirements to protect reactors from air attack. New York has now sued the NRC; click here to read New York’s brief.

  •  The State of New York’s brief can be viewed here (.pdf)
  • The State of California’s amicus brief can be viewed here (.pdf)

CBG’s Beamhenge Proposal


Update: 12/21/07 — CBG comments on NRC proposed rulemaking that does not include protection for a 9/11 style attack at a reactor.

Result: Although the NRC failed to adopt CBG’s Beamhenge proposal, CBG’s focus on reactor vulnerability to air attack sparked a national debate. Recently, the New York Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the NRC for failing to adopt Beamhenge.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has initiated an important rulemaking on reactor security, for which your comments are critical.  A successful terrorist attack on a nuclear facility could release massive radioactivity, capable of producing tens …