by CBG President
SEVENTY YEARS AGO, A facility for testing nuclear reactors and rockets too
dangerous to be conducted near populated areas was established on the boundary of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Since then, the population has mushroomed, with half a million people now living within ten miles.
In 1979, Bridge the Gap brought to public attention a partial nuclear meltdown that had occurred at that Santa Susana Field Laboratory in 1959 but had been kept secret for decades. At least three other reactors suffered accidents there as well, along with numerous radioactive fires, spills, and releases. …
HAS BOEING ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2017
Denise Duffield, 213-689-9170 office, 310-339-9676 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Mason 805-279-0356 email@example.com
Dan Hirsch, 831-336-8003 office, or 831-332-3099 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Counter Website Launched — Protect Santa Susana from Boeing
Community organizations working for the long-promised full cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) have launched a new campaign to bring attention to the Boeing Company’s unscrupulous efforts to walk away from cleaning up most of its nuclear and chemical contamination at SSFL by claiming it wants to “protect” the polluted site. The groups also decry the state …
The battle to ensure a full cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Lab increased in intensity in 2016 and 2017. The state and federal agencies that had promised cleanup took ever more troubling steps to break their commitments. The cleanup agreements signed in 2010 promised completion by 2017; the agencies have dragged their feet so much that cleanup, if it ever occurs, won’t even begin by then. We keep fighting; concerned elected officials keep pushing; and the media keeps probing.
The NBC4 I-team aired the sixth and seventh segments in their Emmy Award-winning “LA’s Nuclear Secret” series on the SSFL …
All five parts of this ground-breaking investigative series can be watched by clicking here.
In 2015, The investigative team from NBC4 Los Angeles, led by producers Joel Grover and Matthew Glasser, ran a series of hard-hitting pieces about the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. Over a year of intensive research, including interviews with CBG’s Dan Hirsch, exposed new revelations: During the partial meltdown in 1959, radiation levels in the reactor building were so high that worker radiation badges were confiscated and huge loading doors were opened to vent the radioactivity right out into the environment.
Earlier, the founder of a …