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News Story
9/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog, the California advocacy group known to take on Sacramento special interests, certainly grabbed our attention with a press release with the subject line: "Plutonium in your zipper?" "Have you bought a pair of jeans made here in Los Angeles lately?" the release opened. "You could be wearing jeans with a...
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...
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...
Video
8/13/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
For the first time, the director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control addresses whistleblowers’ claims that regulators continually put polluters before the public. Deborah Raphael came under fire in February for leading a department accused of failing to protect the people and environment of California. Vicky Nguyen reports in a...
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...
Video
8/8/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Once a cutting edge research and development center, the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the hills above Simi Valley long ago became a contaminated, radioactive source of great concern. But cleanup of the site by Boeing Co., under the supervision of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), has...