CBGComments Off on Assemblywoman Brownley: New Data Show Radioactivity Still Lurks in “Cleaned Up” Soil at Santa Susana Field Lab
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?”
CBGComments Off on 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 similar to our own.
The second of two City Council meetings Tuesday devoted to nuclear power and San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in light of Japan’s Fukushima disaster brought out another 200 people and four experts over nearly six hours.
CBGComments Off on CBG’s Presentation to EPA on Efforts to Weaken Radiation Standards
Bridge the Gap’s presentation to the EPA Deputy Administrator and other senior EPA officials on efforts to weaken radiation standards and failures in EPA’s radiation monitoring system in the U.S. during Fukushima. Meeting included NRDC, Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Bridge the Gap, among others.
CBGComments Off on 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