The SF Chronicle reports:
A highly radioactive object has been discovered at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard next to a housing area that has been declared safe and free of radioactive contamination for more than a decade, The Chronicle has learned.
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Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
(CERCLA, also known as Superfund), the Navy is required every Five-Years to review the
protectiveness of cleanup remedies at the Hunters Point Superfund site in light of current
information and knowledge. At the core of this requirement is the recognition that new
developments—e.g., evolving scientific findings about toxicity, tighter modern cleanup
standards, discoveries of failures of cleanup actions taken at a site—can mandate going back and undertaking more cleanup in order to protect public health and the environment . . . …
The VC Star reports:
Officials of the state department overseeing the long-planned cleanup of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory got an earful Saturday from activists frustrated with the latest delay in starting the remediation.
Read the surfer.com report:
If you surf along the coast of Southern California, you’re likely aware that Southern California Edison is working to transport large amounts of spent nuclear fuel from the now-offline San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) into onsite dry-cask storage.
The Daily News reports:
Frustrated with the pace of cleanup of a former rocket engine test site on the border of San Fernando and Simi valleys, area residents have stepped up their call for the safe disposal of hazardous and radioactive materials.