The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has just issued its long-awaited decision in the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy by the Committee to Bridge the Gap, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the City of Los Angeles. The suit was filed over the inadequate cleanup of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, site of one of the only reactor meltdowns in the world. Judge Samuel Conti declared that the DOE has violated and continues to violate the National Environmental Policy Act and permanently enjoined DOE from transferring ownership or possession, or otherwise relinquishing control over …
On October 5, 2006 the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Advisory Panel released a series of studies about potential offsite exposures and health effects from the 1959 reactor meltdown at SSFL and other accidents, spills, and releases that occurred there. The Santa Susana Field Laboratory Advisory Panel is an independent group of epidemiologists, nuclear experts, and other specialists established by local legislators to provide independent assessment of risks from the Rocketdyne nuclear and rocket testing facility.
Click here to read the Panel’s report and the scientists’ studies…
In an April 2006 presentation, CBG details exceedences of radioactive strontium-90, and a complete failure by the Water Board to take action. You can view this presentation in a variety of formats:
- Click here to view it as a .pdf (for people with slower internet connections)
- Click here to view it as a webpage (Internet Explorer works the best with this)
- Click here to download the actual powerpoint presentation (for powerpoint users)
Hearing Date : 1/19/06
Result: The Regional Water Quality Control Board refused to grant Boeing a relaxed pollution permit.
Rocketdyne has violated its pollution discharge permit from its nuclear/rocket testing site dozens of times in the last few months. The Regional Water Quality Control Board, rather than enforcing the pollution limits in the face of these persistent violations, has now proposed relaxing the rules to allow Rocketdyne to keep violating the limits for years to come. Come and speak at this public hearing to oppose this dangerous proposal. For more information, call us at (310) 478-0829 and see Bridge the …