Category: 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 …