Category Archives: Nuclear Safety

CBG and Other Groups File Suit to Block Plutonium Building Disposal in Unlicensed Dumps

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 …

San Onofre Nuclear Plant To Close

In a stunning victory for the community and for activists,  Southern California Edison announced today that it would permanently close all reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.  The news comes after at least one NRC official expressed serious concerns over Edison’s former plan to restart the facility at reduced power.  However, after several months of political maneuvering by Edison, the company ultimately saw support deteriorate amongst both the public and government regulators, forcing it to make the ultimate decision to close down the nuclear power plant for good.

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Major Blow Dealt To Restart Efforts For Crippled San Onofre Reactor

The NRC Atomic Safety & Licensing Board has dealt a major blow to efforts to restart the crippled San Onofre reactor.  The Board has ruled that the restart is a de facto license amendment proceeding which requires an adjudicatory hearing to determine if the reactor s safe.  A recent CBG study on San Onofre was cited by the judges in support of their decision.

Read the decision here.…