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CBG’s Annual News Letter! 2015 Edition

In this edition we discuss the slow moving progress to clean up the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.  We also look at other big nuclear stories of 2015, including revelations that the EPA’s radiation monitoring system is “broken” and the significant risk an earthquake would pose if it were to strike near the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.  And of course, we are only able to bring you these stories and push for nuclear reform with help from people like you.  Please donate today.

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How Many Wake-Up Calls Does it Take? Three Mile Island. Chernobyl. Fukushima.

2011 was a historical year for nuclear power and the nuclear industry.  After TMI, nuclear industry advocates told us not to worry, they had brought the accident under control a half-hour before a complete meltdown and breach of the reactor vessel would have occurred.
After Chernobyl had a complete meltdown (and fire) they told us not to worry, it was a Soviet-design reactor, different than ours.

But what can they say in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, which, as I write, is still going on? These were General Electric-designed plants, in a technologically advanced society, with a regulatory structure …

CBG, Enviro Groups Write EPA About Efforts to Relax Radiation Standards and Problems with U.S. Fukushima Radiation Monitoring

CBG along with other environmental groups wrote to eputy Administrator Perciasepe, General Council Fulton, Assistant Administrators McCarthy and Stanislaus, and Acting Assistant Administrator Stoner regarding a series of radiation protection matters, made more important in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear tragedy. In 2009, many of the groups met with officials  regarding a number of radiation protection policy matters, including controversial draft Protective Action On August 5, 2009, Guides (PAGs) proposed in the last days of the Bush Administration to relax standards for protection of the public from exposure to radiation in case