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 …
After a three-year study, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed that the SSFL site suffers from excessive levels of radioactive contamination.
CBG’s Dan Hirsch is quoted by the Ventura County Star regarding the news:
“We get bulldozed over constantly,” Dan Hirsch, of the watchdog nuclear group Committee to Bridge the Gap said before the meeting. “Three years, stimulus funds — you’re not supposed to mess around with stimulus funds. … The good news is they have done the study and they found all the contamination. The bad news is that people within DTSC and apparently EPA are trying to upend the
NASA released the following statement:
July 18, 2012
Update on NASA’s National Environmental Policy Act Compliance for Santa Susana Field Laboratory
NASA remains committed to a proposed cleanup to background that will meet the Administrative Order on Consent between DTSC and NASA.
We received comments from Senator Boxer and the Council on Environmental Quality regarding the evaluation
Assemblywoman Brownly’s office issued a press release which notes that the EPA’s recent release of data showed extensive radioactive contamination remaining at SSFL. Assemblywoman Brownly went on to note, in part, “This begins to answer critical questions about what’s still up there, where,
how much, and how bad?”
Read the press release here.…