Sixty-Nine Groups Oppose Action
Despite a marked increase in official estimates of how dangerous radiation is, EPA is now considering further weakening its existing lax radiation standards. CBG prepared a detailed critique of these proposals, joined in on by 68 other organizations in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Read it here.…
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 …
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 …