Tag: radioactive waste
VICTORY—Nuclear Regulatory Commission Withdraws Widely Condemned Proposal to Deregulate Most Radioactive Waste
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...
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
Read the article here. “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...
Advocates raise questions about proposal to allow some nuclear waste to be disposed in landfills
Read the article here. “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...
Navy’s Hunters Point retesting plan draws on questionable cost-cutting study
The SF Chronicle reports: The U.S. Navy’s latest promise to clean up radioactive soil and buildings at its former San Francisco shipyard relies on an earlier Navy effort to remove less radioactivity...
Radioactive object found near homes at Hunters Point shipyard
The SF Chronicle reports: A highly radioactive object has been discovered at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard next to a housing area that has been declared safe and free...
EPA blasts Navy for plan to retest soil at former SF shipyard
Click here to read the SF Chronicle’s report. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has excoriated the Navy’s plan to retest part of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard for radioactivity...
State will test developed portion of Hunters Point Shipyard, but critics say it won’t be enough
Click here for the report. State regulators wish to conduct superficial tests for radiation at a new Hunters Point housing development in the San Francisco area. CBG’s Dan Hirsch points...