Category: Nuclear Policy

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

S.F. Supervisor Calls for Hearing Into Hunters Point Shipyard Cleanup

KQED reports . . .

Meanwhile, Hunters Point: removing the redactions in Chicago, a faked cleanup stalls affordable housing, and a chance to get your FOIA questions answered.

And a letter from the EPA reveals the Navy’s downplay of radioactive soil in SF’s Bayview.…

PEER: RADIATION PROBLEMS MULTIPLY FOR SAN FRANCISCO’S HUNTERS POINT

Nearly All U.S. Navy Radiation Samples Were Falsified, Fraudulent or Unreliable

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 9, 2018
Contact: Kirsten Stade (240) 247-0296

Washington, DC — Troubles afflicting the nearly 30-year radiation cleanup of San Francisco’s Hunters Point shipyard are far worse than previously reported. Between 90 and 97% of the U.S. Navy soil samples re-examined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are “neither reliable nor defensible,” according to an EPA review released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in the city’s southeast corner was the site of nuclear weapons research causing widespread radiological …

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 …