Rancho Secko Nuke Plant Victory

Bridge the Gap and the Sierra Club recently discovered a proposed contract by which radioactive wastes from decommissioning the Rancho Seco nuclear plant would be sent out of state for disposal in landfills not licensed or designed for radioactive waste.  This would effectively bypass a victory by CBG in state court several years ago that overturned a regulation that would have permitted such unlicensed dumping in California, and an administrative moratorium on such practices in the state that we got adopted.  CBG and the Sierra Club filed a complaint with the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) Board [click here to …

CBG Reveals New Evidence of Radioactive Contamination of Water at SSFL

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:

Critical Hearing Regarding SSFL

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

NRC’s Lax Dirty Bomb Cleanup Standards

A nuclear Katrina in the Making 1/11/2006

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today issued guidelines for responding to a radiological “dirty” bomb that would permit doses to the public equivalent to tens of thousands of chest X-rays without requiring intervention and cleanup. The federal government estimates radiation doses that large would produce cancer or leukemia in a quarter of those exposed. (This is on top of the number of cancers that would occur in the absence of the extra radiation exposure.)