In Memoriam: Michael Rose––the Gifted Investigator Who Revealed the Partial Meltdown at Santa Susana

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On September 7, 2020, Michael Rose, a dear friend and key Bridge the Gap figure for 45 years, died of complications from a bone marrow transplant for leukemia. He uncovered some of the most important nuclear hazards in the country, which contributed to their elimination. Michael was the best researcher and investigative journalist we have ever met, and a gentle and caring soul, and he will be missed more than words can express.
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In Memoriam: Sheldon C. Plotkin, Ph.D., P.E. Served on Bridge the Gap Board for 46 Years

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Dr. Sheldon Plotkin, a mainstay of CBG and an unflagging force for science in the public interest, died April 11, 2020, at age 93. He played key roles in the shutdown of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and the fight to clean it up. He served as an expert witness in the UCLA, Diablo Canyon, and San Onofre nuclear reactor cases. He was central to the establishment and operation of CBG’s longtime partner organization, the Southern California Federation of Scientists. Read more here.

Three SF supervisors, environmental groups seek ouster of health official after Chronicle investigation

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Three San Francisco supervisors and a group of environmental activists are calling for a city public health official to be reassigned or fired, saying she misled the public about a helicopter survey of radioactive waste at two former naval bases in the city that were contaminated during the Cold War and are now being cleaned and turned into housing.

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CBG and NRDC Comments on NASA’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

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NASA’s Final SEIS selected a cleanup alternative that would violate the 2010 legally binding AOC and would leave approximately 72% of the contaminated soil not cleaned up.

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Click here to read CBG’s supplemental comments.

 

CBG Presentation to the State Historical Resource Commission Regarding Nomination of SSFL as a Cultural District

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CBG and NRDC Comments to the State Historic Resource Commission Opposing Nomination of SSFL as a Cultural District

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CBG and NRDC comments on the Trump Administration’s proposal to designate the heavily contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory as a cultural district.

CBG and NRDC found that that the proposal is an effort to breach cleanup commitments, does not meet listing requirements, and should not be approved.

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NASA wants nuclear-contaminated Santa Susana site to be made a historic landmark

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In what some have described as a cynical attempt by a U.S. government agency to avoid a long-promised cleanup of toxic and radioactive contaminants, NASA has nominated the Santa Susana Field Laboratory for official listing as a traditional cultural property.

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Hunters Point Testing May Defy US Rules

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