Category: CBG News

State will test developed portion of Hunters Point Shipyard, but critics say it won’t be enough

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State regulators wish to conduct superficial tests for radiation at a new Hunters Point housing development in the San Francisco area.  CBG’s Dan Hirsch points out in the report that, among other things, the type of testing that is being proposed for the site is inadequate and will not even detect two of the most harmful radioactive elements that have already been found at the site:  strontium-90 and plutonium-239.…

San Onofre Update

On December 2, 1942, the first high level nuclear waste in the world was created. Three quarters of a century later there is still no permanent repository for such waste. We created immensely dangerous stuff with no thought as to how to safely dispose of it.

Irradiated nuclear fuel is among the most toxic materials on earth. The waste has to be isolated from the human environment for about half a million years, a period longer than our existence as a species. Our government has existed for a mere 230 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been around for about …

Radiation Protection Standards Weakened CBG and PEER to File Suit

EARLIER THIS YEAR, DESPITE YEARS OF EFFORTS by Bridge the Gap, EPA issued new Protective Action Guides (PAGs) which dramatically weaken protection of the public from exposure to radiation. The PAGs allow the public to drink water contaminated with radioactivity at levels thousands of times higher than the Safe Drinking Water Act permits, without any action taken to protect them from
such exposures.

The PAGs also would allow long-term contamination of areas so high (the equivalent of thousands of chest X-rays a year) that EPA’s own official estimates are that every fourth person would get a cancer from the radiation, …

CBG And Other Groups Demand State of California Stands By SSFL Cleanup Commitments

CBG and other groups, including the City of Los Angeles and County have asked the State of California’s DTSC to live up to its commitments to cleanup SSFL, one of the most contaminated sites in the United States.

Read CBG’s joint letter here.

Read CBG and NRDC’s detailed joint comments here.

Read other comments and documents here.…