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Forever chemicals at former Nasa lab are leaking into LA River, say watchdogs (The Guardian)

CBGOct 3, 20231 min read

“Two highly toxic chemicals polluting a former Nasa research site are also probably contaminating the Los Angeles River and aquifer from which the region’s agricultural growers draw their water, watchdog groups and a whistleblower charge. The Santa Susana field laboratory…

Public Health Officer warns of dangers of not fully cleaning up Santa Susana Field Lab (Ojai Valley News)

CBGSep 18, 20231 min read

“Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin spoke at a hearing of the state Board of Environmental Safety in Sacramento last week on the subject of the Santa Susana Field Lab, a rocket- and nuclear-testing site near Simi Valley.…

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Vacates Texas CIS License

CBGAug 29, 20231 min read

In a victory for advocates of nuclear responsibility, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an opinion vacating the NRC license for the proposed consolidated interim storage (CIS) site for spent nuclear fuel in Andrews County, Texas.…

The Good That Came Out Of Suing the State Over Allowing Illegal Disposal Of Radioactive Waste From CA’s Most Notorious Cold War Lab

CBGAug 21, 20231 min read

Consumer Watchdog’s Liza Tucker has written an epitaph of our joint lawsuit against the California Departments of Toxic Substances Control and Public Health for their failure to prevent Boeing’s radioactive building debris from the Santa Susana Field Lab from illegally…

Dan Hirsch Comments on CA Energy Commission’s Diablo Canyon Report

CBGAug 1, 20232 min read

Last year, California’s Governor Newsom succeeded in jamming SB 846 through the State Legislature, shredding the 2016 agreement to shutter the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant by 2025 and authorizing a $1.4B “forgivable” loan to PG&E to instead seek approvals…

Keeping contentious nuclear plant open could cost Californians $45B: report (The Hill)

CBGJul 25, 20231 min read

“If the plant ends up staying online for two more decades, total costs to run the site could range from more than $20 billion to nearly $45 billion from 2023 through 2045, according to a new analysis from the Environmental…

Santa Susana Field Lab activists say tainted structures must not go to landfills (LA Daily News)

CBGJul 25, 20231 min read

“Four groups, Consumer Watchdog, Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA, Southern California Federation of Scientists, and Committee to Bridge the Gap, have urged the California Supreme Court to reverse a First District Court of Appeal ruling that allows Boeing to tear down…

US navy accused of cover-up over radioactive shipyard waste (The Guardian)

CBGJun 27, 20231 min read

“The US navy is covering up dangerous levels of radioactive waste on a 40-acre former shipyard parcel in San Francisco’s waterside Hunters Point neighborhood, public health advocates charge. The land is slated to be turned over to the city as…

Advocates remain skeptical after state announces final cleanup plan for Santa Susana Field Lab (NBC4)

CBGJun 13, 20231 min read

“The state of California released a final report Thursday that lays out a cleanup plan for the Santa Susana Field Lab in the hills above the San Fernando and Simi Valleys. Advocates for a full cleanup say the plan will…

Joseph K. Lyou: Environmental justice for all (UCSC Magazine)

CBGJun 6, 20231 min read

“While he was finishing up his dissertation in social psychology, Joe Lyou began interning at Committee to Bridge the Gap (CBG), a nuclear policy nonprofit focusing on nuclear safety, waste disposal, proliferation, and disarmament.” Read the whole UCSC Magazine profile…

Advocates Fear Radioactive Waste From One of California’s Most Toxic Sites Could Contaminate More Communities (NBC4)

CBGApr 20, 20231 min read

“This week, four consumer and environmental groups went to the California Court of Appeal to compel the state to require Boeing to dispose of toxic debris from the buildings in landfills which are licensed to take it. “They [the state…