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Critique by CBG of the Navy’s Draft Fifth Five-Year Review of Hunters Point

CBGMay 8, 20242 min read

Click here to read our critique. Click here for the appendix to our critique. Every five years, the United States Navy is required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund), to review the…

Non-proliferation experts urge US to not support nuclear fuel project (Reuters)

CBGApr 9, 20241 min read

“Nuclear proliferation experts who served under four U.S. presidents told President Joe Biden and his administration on Thursday that a pilot project to recycle spent nuclear fuel would violate U.S. nuclear security policy. SHINE Technologies and Orano signed a memorandum…

5th Circuit vacates Holtec CISF license (Beyond Nuclear)

CBGApr 3, 20241 min read

“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, in New Orleans, on March 27, 2024 issued a ruling vacating the license, approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in May 2023, for the construction and operation of Holtec International’s…

Anti-nuclear activists file appeal over Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant’s safety operations (KCBX)

CBGMar 25, 20241 min read

“Two nonprofit groups, Mothers for Peace and Friends of the Earth, submitted an appeal brief to the ninth circuit court system this week. It accuses the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of making “unlawful” decisions when checking on the power plant’s safety…

California’s last nuclear plant gets lifeline amid search for more clean energy (Courthouse News Service)

CBGMar 18, 20241 min read

“The decadeslong safety debate is likely to continue, though. A researcher from UC Berkeley recently concluded the plant does represent a significant risk due to deterioration, according to the Los Angeles Times. And Daniel Hirsch, a retired director of the…

DTSC-Boeing scientists say contamination contained at toxic field lab (Ojai Valley News)

CBGMar 18, 20241 min read

“Two scientists working in a decades-long relationship for Boeing and the state Department of Toxic Substances Control, the state regulatory body overseeing a stalled effort to clean up the most industrially contaminated site in Ventura County — the Santa Susana…

US Navy Acknowledges Rising Toxic Groundwater Threat at SF Superfund Site (KQED)

CBGMar 7, 20241 min read

A recent report from the US Navy confirms what we argued in our 2019 report on the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard: leaving contamination on-site beneath a thin ‘cover,’ as the Navy intends to do, is insufficient to protect public health,…

Radioactive Rain (Ojai Magazine)

CBGMar 6, 20241 min read

Click here to read this overview of the history of and current fight over the Santa Susana Field Lab by Kit Stolz in Ojai Magazine.

A warning about radioactive air pollution from Pilgrim (CommonWealth Beacon)

CBGFeb 26, 20241 min read

“Daniel Hirsch, retired director of the program on environmental and nuclear policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz, said ‘there is no credible expert who believes that [disposing of this nuclear waste in this way] is safe. It is…

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…