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More radioactive objects found in SF’s Hunters Point shipyard testing (NBC Bay Area)

CBGDec 5, 20231 min read

“The ongoing testing on the old Hunters Point Naval shipyard has turned up a piece of radioactive glass and another radium deck marker.”

Radioactive Objects Found at San Francisco’s Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Raise New Concerns (KQED)

CBGDec 5, 20231 min read

“The discovery, announced this week, is the latest in a steady drip of troubling findings at one of the city’s most ambitious redevelopment projects.”

Radioactive contaminants found on Los Alamos National Lab worker’s skin (Santa Fe New Mexican)

CBGDec 5, 20231 min read

“Nuclear safety advocates said the larger concern is the increased frequency that employees are being contaminated through mishaps or even normal workdays as the lab pushes to make pits that can detonate warheads. ‘This is not a one-off. This is…

Cleanup of toxic ‘burn pit’ at Santa Susana Field Lab will start in the spring (LA Daily News)

CBGDec 4, 20231 min read

“For decades, a 6-acre site known as the “burn pit” at the Santa Susana Field Lab near the crest of the Simi Hills at the western border of the San Fernando Valley was used by Rocketdyne workers who dumped large…

CBG Comments on DTSC’s Burn Pit Remedial Action Workplan

CBGNov 21, 20231 min read

The California Department of Toxic Substance Control recently released a Remedial Action Workplan for the cleanup of the ‘burn pit’ at the Santa Susana Field Lab. The Work Plan is woefully inadequate, planning to leave toxins at levels high enough…

Press Release: Santa Susana Slated to Remain Major Ecological Hazard

CBGNov 21, 20231 min read

Today, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and Committee to Bridge the Gap issued a press release revealing that the proposed cleanup at the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) would leave in place toxins at levels seriously harmful to wildlife,…

Dan Hirsch and Dale Bridenbaugh Presentation on Fukushima Radioactive Water Release

CBGNov 8, 20231 min read

Dan Hirsch and Dale Bridenbaugh – the former General Electric nuclear engineer who, in 1975, disclosed safety problems with the GE Mark I reactor design that was used for 5 of the 6 reactors at Fukushima – provided comments to…

Speakers urge supervisors to move forward with litigation (Simi Valley Acorn)

CBGOct 28, 20231 min read

“Residents urged the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 17 not to backtrack on its commitment to the well-being of the community and to move forward with legal action against the state. … At the Oct. 17 meeting, Larry…

LA water board enacts tougher rules to protect people near toxic site (Ojai Valley News)

CBGOct 23, 20231 min read

“Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board voted 4 to 0 to approve new regulations for certain pollutants in a five-year stormwater permit for runoff from the Santa Susana Field Lab in southeastern Ventura County near Simi Valley, during a…

LA water board tackles water permit from toxic Simi site Oct. 19 (Ojai Valley News)

CBGOct 19, 20231 min read

“At its Sept. 28 meeting in Ventura, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board delayed till its Oct. 19 meeting a decision on renewing a five-year permit governing water runoff from the contaminated Santa Susana Field Lab in eastern…

New concerns raised about toxic chemicals at Santa Susana site (LA Daily News)

CBGOct 9, 20231 min read

“A watchdog group issued a report last month saying that two highly toxic chemicals are not being monitored at the Santa Susana Field lab and potentially can leak into the Los Angeles River. Local water officials, however, say they’ve since…