Recent News

Potential litigation is placed on hold (Simi Valley Acorn)

CBGFeb 3, 20241 min read

“Yee said the tolling agreement extends the legal statute of limitations but doesn’t require waiting for final assessment. ‘Instead, the county now can sue at any point it chooses, and it is imperative that it therefore act in the next…

Water worries linger as field lab cleanup progresses (Simi Valley Acorn)

CBGFeb 3, 20241 min read

“Simi Valley resident Julie Korenstein questioned why Boeing is able to conduct its own monitoring. ‘I only wish there was someone else verifying it. I don’t really feel comfortable. It’s the fox verifying how many chickens there are in the…

Boeing to extract badly tainted soil from ‘burn pit’ at Santa Susana Field (LA Daily News)

CBGJan 26, 20241 min read

“Along with other activists, Hirsch worried that weak toxic clean-up standards set by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for the burn pit — and for the entire Santa Susana Field Lab area — would allow Boeing to…

Supervisors extend deadline to file suit on toxic site cleanup plan (Ojai Valley News)

CBGJan 25, 20241 min read

“Ventura County Board of Supervisors announced Jan. 12 the signing of a legal “tolling agreement” that will extend a deadline to allow the filing of potential legal challenges to an agreement announced last year for a cleanup of the contaminated…

Larry Yee Op-ed in Ojai Valley News: Decision time for VC supes on cleanup of toxic Santa Susana Field Lab

CBGJan 25, 20241 min read

“The fundamental question now is whether the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will do what it has promised: sue to overturn the SSFL Environmental Impact Report (EIR).” Read Larry’s entire op-ed in the Ojai Valley News by clicking here.

CBG’s 2023 Annual Newsletter & Dan Hirsch’s Year-End Letter

CBGDec 6, 20231 min read

Friends, We are pleased to share our annual newsletter with you. It has been another year filled with daunting challenges – and yet, as you’ll read in Dan’s letter to help the year end, “The moral arc of the universe…

California energy officials vote to extend Diablo Canyon nuclear plant operations (LA Times)

CBGDec 6, 20231 min read

“‘Inside the aging Diablo Canyon reactors resides an astronomical quantity of radioactivity,’ said Daniel Hirsch, a retired director of the Program on Environmental and Nuclear Policy at UC Santa Cruz. ‘It only stays inside if it’s constantly cooled. Any disruption…

Diablo Canyon, the last remaining nuclear power plant in California, gets a lifeline (San Diego Union-Tribune)

CBGDec 6, 20231 min read

“’No matter what is said today, the results appear preordained,’ said one caller from PG&E’s service territory. ‘Each of you commissioners were appointed by Gov. Newsom.’” Read the full article from the San Diego Union-Tribune here.

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Safety Concerns: 2023 Year End Update

CBGDec 5, 20232 min read

Governor Newsom recently pushed through a $1.4 billion loan to keep the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant operating despite safety concerns. This raises questions about the plant’s safety and potential risks. The risks include… Embrittlement of the reactor vessel Neutron…

State legislator, expert seek testing to vouch for at-risk welds at PG&E’s Diablo plant (NBC Bay Area)

CBGDec 5, 20231 min read

“With PG&E seeking to extend the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant another 20 years, a state legislator and a long-time pro-nuclear scientist are calling for PG&E to conduct key testing.”

Radioactive objects turn up at S.F. site slated to become huge waterfront neighborhood — again (SF Chronicle)

CBGDec 5, 20231 min read

“For the second time in five years, a massive retesting effort has turned up radioactive objects at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, in areas that were already swept of radioactive contamination and earmarked for redevelopment years ago.”