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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Critics alarmed by US nuclear agency’s bid to relax rules on radioactive waste

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“This would be the most massive deregulation of radioactive waste in American history,” said Dan Hirsch, president of the Committee to Bridge the Gap, a nuclear industry watchdog non-profit, about a proposal that would permit “very low-level” radioactive waste to be disposed of by “land burial”.

Advocates raise questions about proposal to allow some nuclear waste to be disposed in landfills

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“What they’re trying to do is prop up a failing industry so that the cost of decommissioning these [nuclear] reactors is reduced so you don’t have to send it to a place that is expensive because it’s designed to safely handle it,” said Dan Hirsch, the former director of the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Program on Environmental and Nuclear Policy.