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News Release
9/19/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA –Consumer Watchdog today asked the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to postpone a proposed settlement agreement between staff attorneys and three well-connected partners in the public affairs company California Strategies until one of the partners, Winston Hickox, fully discloses his lobbying activities on behalf...
Blog Post
9/10/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
We need your help! In the last week of the legislative session, polluters may be getting a big gift if last minute legislation is not amended. Californians can look forward to hazardous waste being “left in place” instead of removed and sent to specially constructed and licensed facilities under last minute amendments to Speaker John...
News Story
9/6/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer advocacy group has filed for a preliminary injunction seeking to prevent the state from allowing Boeing Co. to conduct cleanup work at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory until an environmental report on the project has been completed. The motion was filed Tuesday in Sacramento Superior Court by a Los Angeles law firm on behalf of Santa...
News Release
9/5/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog and Strumwasser & Woocher have filed a motion in Sacramento Superior Court for a preliminary injunction freezing all of Boeing’s demolition of structures and disposal of radioactive waste at the Santa Susana Field Lab in Simi Valley—including a plutonium fuel fabrication building. The...
News Story
9/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog is asking a Sacramento judge to halt the demolition and removal of buildings and contaminated waste from an area of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory used as a nuclear test site. Boeing Co., which owns most of the 2,800-acre site in the hills south of Simi Valley, and the state's Department of Toxic...
News Story
9/4/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio segment of this radio broadcast. A coalition of watchdog groups has asked a court to stop the Boeing Corporation from sending demolition debris from the closed Santa Susana Field Laboratory to recycling centers and landfills. Boeing has been demolishing buildings at the old rocket and nuclear testing...
News Story
8/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Allegations take aim at DTSC Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica-based nonprofit, believes radioactive waste at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in Simi Valley is being improperly disposed of and has filed a lawsuit against the state’s toxic substances and health departments. The organization, along with other groups such as Committee to...
News Story
8/9/2013
Posted by Daniel Palay
Public Interest Groups Move Forward with Lawsuit A hastily-arranged press conference call Tuesday revealed Cal-EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control’s strategy in dealing with revelations of illegally dumping and recycling radioactive material from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL): feign outrage and boldly claim, without proof...
News Story
8/8/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Toxics department officials this week defended their oversight of cleanup activities by the Boeing Co. at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and disputed allegations by environmentalists in a new lawsuit that the agency is allowing illegal disposal of radioactive waste. Activists in the lawsuit filed this week argue that the department is...
News Release
8/6/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA –After regulators failed to meet a 24 hour deadline set by public interest groups to stop Boeing from demolishing and disposing of radioactive waste at facilities not licensed to accept radioactive waste and at recycling plants, Consumer Watchdog and Strumwasser & Woocher LLP are filing suit against the Department of...