Category: Press Release

Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory

CLOSE TO SITE OF PARTIAL MELTDOWN
Electric Substation at SSFL Tripped 2 Minutes Before Fire Reported

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2018

Contact:  Denise Duffield, 310-339-9676 or dduffield@psr-la.org, Melissa Bumstead 818-298-3192 rmelissabumstead@sbcglobal.net, Dan Hirsch, 831-336-8003 or dhirsch1@cruzio.com

The tremendously destructive Woolsey Fire has been widely reported as beginning “near” the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL or Rocketdyne), but it appears that the fire began on the Rocketdyne property itself.  Cal Fire identifies the fire location as E Street and Alfa Road, a location that is in fact on SSFL. It was recently reported

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 …

Press Release: 30 Public Interest Groups Urge Governor Brown To Freeze State Oil Drilling 

30 Public Interest Groups Urge Governor Brown To Freeze State Oil Drilling 

PRESS RELEASE
January 23, 2018
Contact: Liza Tucker(626) 372-1964, Dan Jacobson (916) 743-5356

30 environmental and public interest groups urged Governor Brown to articulate a new plan for keeping oil in the ground as the next step to his acknowledgment that turning the course of climate change will require extraordinary new action.

The groups include (alphabetical listing) 350.org, 350 Bay Area, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Black Women for Wellness, Breast Cancer Action, California Nurses Association, Center For Biological Diversity, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, Center …

Polluter Responsible for Contamination Establishes Greenwashing Website to “Protect Santa Susana” from Being Cleaned Up

HAS BOEING ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2017
Contact:
Denise Duffield, 213-689-9170 office, 310-339-9676 cell, dduffield@psr-la.org
Marie Mason 805-279-0356 mariejmason@roadrunner.com
Dan Hirsch, 831-336-8003 office, or 831-332-3099 cell, dhirsch1@cruzio.com

Counter Website Launched — Protect Santa Susana from Boeing

Community organizations working for the long-promised full cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) have launched a new campaign to bring attention to the Boeing Company’s unscrupulous efforts to walk away from cleaning up most of its nuclear and chemical contamination at SSFL by claiming it wants to “protect” the polluted site. The groups also decry the state …

SSFL Court Decision Has Little Impact

September 19, 2014 – Today’s appeals court decision in a lawsuit Boeing filed back in 2009 will not affect the cleanup of the former reactor and rocket testing facility near Simi Valley, cleanup groups said.

“The court decision has little practical effect, since a year after Boeing filed this suit, the Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA entered into legally binding cleanup agreements with California that are unaffected by the ruling,” said Denise Duffield, Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles. “Additionally, California has authority under other, older laws unchallenged in this case to order Boeing to clean up …

Over 100 Groups Call on EPA to Withdraw Dramatically Weakened Radiation Guides

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 …