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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...
News Story
8/6/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Several environmental groups on Tuesday sued state regulators over the cleanup of a former nuclear research lab, saying low-level radioactive waste was improperly shipped to landfills. Consumer Watchdog, along with other groups, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Sacramento County Superior Court against the Department...
News Release
8/5/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA –State regulators at the troubled Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) are quietly allowing Boeing to demolish all of its radioactively-contaminated structures at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) site in Simi Valley and dispose of the debris at sites that are not...
News Story
8/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The nonprofit Consumer Watchdog group Monday accused the state of allowing Boeing to demolish radiation-contaminated structures at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and dispose of the debris at sites not licensed to receive radioactive waste. The group said it uncovered the practice at the field lab in the hills outside Simi Valley, the site of a...
News Story
8/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Two state regulator agencies were accused Monday of placing the public's health at risk by allowing the Boeing Co. to demolish an old plutonium fabrication building on the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site and then planning to dispose the debris at an unlicensed dump in Kern County. Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica based advocacy...
News Story
8/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A coalition of environmental groups accused state regulators Monday of allowing low-level radioactive waste from the former Santa Susana Field Laboratory to be illegally disposed of in landfills not licensed to receive such material. Consumer Watchdog,  the Center for Race Poverty and the Environment, and others said debris from six...
News Story
8/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Watchdog groups have accused Boeing Corporation of sending radioactive waste from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in Ventura County to landfills that aren’t certified to handle it – and they allege that the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control has condoned the practice. The groups said the waste is going to city...
News Story
3/3/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
An internal audit has concluded that NASA committed to an excessive and unnecessary cleanup of its portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and a less expensive and invasive plan should be considered. The audit, released recently by NASA's Office of Inspector General, estimated that cleaning up the agency's portion of the property...