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News Story
1/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A Sacramento judge has denied the Boeing Co.’s motion that argued that demolition and disposal of old buildings on the Santa Susana Field Laboratory can proceed without any intervention by state regulators. The ruling, made last week, means that the issue will continue on to a court hearing to determine the role of the California Department...
News Release
1/12/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- Sacramento Superior Court has denied Boeing’s motion for summary judgment in a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuit over the demolition and disposal of radioactively contaminated structures from the site of a partial nuclear meltdown near Los Angeles, Consumer Watchdog said today. “This is an...
News Release
3/13/2014
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog and four other environmental groups today said that NASA could be about to break the commitments it made in a 2010 agreement to clean up all the detectible contamination at its former Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) rocket testing site in the Simi Hills. Consumer Watchdog, Teens Against Toxins, the...
News Release
3/5/2014
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA—Consumer Watchdog has confirmed that the Department of Public Health’s Radiological Health Branch is investigating allegations that large amounts of soil dug up in a potentially radioactively contaminated parcel at Hunters Point may not have been checked for radiation before shipping to facilities not licensed to take...
News Release
2/28/2014
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA—Consumer Watchdog has called for a state investigation of the cleanup of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco for large amounts of soil that may have been dug up in a radioactively impacted parcel without being checked for contamination and then sent off site for possible disposal in landfills unlicensed to take low...
News Story
2/27/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Sources say workers are being exposed to radiological contamination at Hunters Point, that soil is being shipped to Bay Area landfills without being screened and that public health is at risk Click here to view the video segment of this news broadcast. Trucks have begun leaving Hunters Point, moving tons of soil from Parcel C, a 77-acre piece of...
News Story
12/17/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A superior court judge has temporarily stopped state regulators from approving the demolition and disposal of debris from a former nuclear research lab in Ventura County out of concerns the material is radioactive. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner ruled the Department of Toxic Substances Control must undertake an environmental...
News Release
12/16/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA –The Sacramento Superior Court granted a motion for preliminary injunction against the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) pending final outcome of a lawsuit filed by Consumer Watchdog counsel and Strumwasser & Woocher on behalf of Consumer Watchdog and three other groups over the illegal demolition and...
News Story
12/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A Superior Court judge has granted a preliminary injunction Monday against California's Department of Toxic Substances Control, saying the state agency failed to comply with environmental laws while overseeing Boeing's demolition and disposal of buildings at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The ruling, handed down by Sacramento Superior...
News Story
12/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Environmental watchdogs scored a victory last week when a Sacramento judge stopped state toxics regulators from approving Boeing’s demolition and disposal of buildings once used for nuclear research at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Simi Valley. The organizations — Consumer Watchdog, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los...