Category Archives: Nuclear Safety

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.…

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 …