Category Archives: CBG News

CBG & Other Groups Win Injunction

Radioactive Debris from Boeing Nuclear Buildings Barred from Disposal at Unlicensed Sites

The Superior Court in Sacramento has just issued a preliminary injunction, blocking the state toxics agency from approving any more shipments of radioactive debris from tear-down of Boeing nuclear structures at SSFL to unlicensed disposal sites.  Bridge the Gap had disclosed that regulators were quietly allowing radioactive metals to be shipped to metal recyclers for melting down into the consumer metal supply, and other radioactive waste to be sent to municipal garbage dumps or to chemical dumps not licensed for radioactive waste.  The injunction remains in place pending …

Over 100 Groups Call on EPA to Withdraw Dramatically Weakened Radiation Guides

Over 100 environmental organizations have called on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to withdraw EPA’s controversial new Protective Action
Guides (PAGs), which would allow exposure to very high doses from radiation releases before
government would take action to protect the public.

The PAGs are intended to guide the response to nuclear power reactor accidents (like Fukushima
in Japan, Chernobyl in Ukraine and Three Mile Island in the U.S.), “dirty bomb” explosions,
radioactive releases from nuclear fuel and weapons facilities, nuclear transportation accidents,
and all other radioactive releases.

Although official estimates of health risks from radiation have gone …

CBG and Other Groups File Suit to Block Plutonium Building Disposal in Unlicensed Dumps

The Committee to Bridge the Gap has released a 114 page study by Daniel Hirsch and Ethan Miska disclosing that the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and the Department of Public Health have been approving–without environmental review or opportunity for public comment–proposals by the Boeing Company to demolish radioactive structures at the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL).  SSFL is the site of a long-secret partial nuclear meltdown CBG revealed in 1979, and there is widespread contamination from decades of other accidents, spills and releases.  The CBG study shows that Boeing’s own measurements indicate radioactive contamination in the structures torn …

Major Blow Dealt To Restart Efforts For Crippled San Onofre Reactor

The NRC Atomic Safety & Licensing Board has dealt a major blow to efforts to restart the crippled San Onofre reactor.  The Board has ruled that the restart is a de facto license amendment proceeding which requires an adjudicatory hearing to determine if the reactor s safe.  A recent CBG study on San Onofre was cited by the judges in support of their decision.

Read the decision here.…