Los Alamos National Laboratory has identified 45 barrels of radioactive waste so potentially explosive — due to being mixed with incompatible chemicals — that crews have been told not to… Read more »
On July 22, a comment letter signed by thirteen environmental and public interest groups was sent to the National Academies’ Committee on Developing a Long-Term Strategy for Low-Dose Radiation Research… Read more »
Supporters of a complete cleanup of the site responded warily. Critics say that NASA already agreed under the terms of a binding deal with the state in 2010 to clean… Read more »
LA Times Today featured a segment on SSFL, including an interview with Melissa Bumstead and clips from the forthcoming SSFL documentary film In the Dark of the Valley. You can… Read more »
“The ongoing contamination at Santa Susana, and the voices of the mothers fighting for their children’s safety, are a reminder that nuclear energy carries great risks. Maybe new technology will… Read more »
“The state and Boeing have quietly begun mediating the long-planned cleanup of the former Santa Susana Field Laboratory site near Simi Valley, a move activists and Ventura County Supervisor Linda… Read more »
UCLA’s Oral History Program has just released its oral history of Dan Hirsch and Bridge the Gap. in a series of five interviews recorded over a five-year period stretching from… Read more »
CBG, working closely with NRDC, PEER, NIRS, and PSR helped lead opposition to an extraordinary plan by NRC to allow virtually all radioactive waste from nuclear plants, other than spent… Read more »
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.
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.