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2014-03-05 12:27:56

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog has confirmed that the Department of Public Health's Radiologic 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 low level radioactive waste. "We don't understand why the lead agency on cleanups in the state--the...

2013-12-09 12:25:22

The Forum Responds to Findings by the State Department of Public Health that the Greylock Pavilion Provides Essential Services for the Health of the Community and to a Call by DPH for NARH Administration to Work with the Community to Find an Alternative to Closure MEDIA ADVISORY NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060525/NETH016LOGO)...

2013-11-21 12:27:47

Calls Upon NARH to Work With the Community to Find an Alternative Plan to Keep These Vital Services Open NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Health has just issued its findings regarding the proposed plan by the management of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) to close both its 5-bed inpatient pediatric unit and 11-bed inpatient psychiatric unit (known as the Greylock Pavilion), two popular programs serving vulnerable children and those...

2013-10-31 08:34:26

Opponents to the Closings Will Present Testimony Detailing the Negative Impact the Loss of these Services Will Have on the Vulnerable Residents of Northern Berkshire County NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060525/NETH016LOGO) What: Department of Public Health - Public Hearings When: Friday, Nov. 1...

2013-09-05 16:22:01

Department of Toxic Substances Control and Boeing Volunteer to Cease Activity Until Sept. 30 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 groups want the court...

2013-08-05 16:20:50

Boeing Waste from Santa Susana Field Lab Nuclear Meltdown Site in Simi Valley Headed to Municipal Landfills and Recyclers SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

2013-06-10 12:27:02

Says Steward Closure Plan Would Deprive Children in Greater Taunton of Access to Needed Care TAUNTON, Mas., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Health has just issued its findings regarding the proposed plan by Steward Health Care to close its Level II 13-bed Pediatric Unit at Morton Hospital, a popular service that has existed for more than 50 years and serves an average of 4 - 8 children per day from Taunton and surrounding communities. (The DPH letter...

2013-05-28 12:26:59

States CHA Closure Plan Would Deprive Children in Eastern Mass. of Access to Needed Care CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Health has just issued its findings regarding the proposed plan by Cambridge Health Alliance to close its nationally recognized child psychiatric unit for the care of young children with acute mental illness (The DPH letter text appears at the end of this release.) The DPH finds that this unit provides an...

2013-05-17 12:23:03

Opponents to the Closing Will Present Testimony Detailing the Devastating Impact the Loss of this Service Will Have on the Vulnerable Children of Greater Taunton Steward's Decision Violates Its Promise to the Community to Maintain All Services at Morton Hospital, and Will Mean Sick Children Will be Boarded in the Busy Emergency Department or Shipped to Boston, Providence or Fall River for Care TAUNTON, Mass., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What: Department of...

2013-05-08 16:26:57

Opponents testify that young children in crisis will suffer immeasurably by the elimination of such services CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060525/NETH016LOGO) Family members, nurses, care providers, legislators and mental health advocates from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill packed the Macht Auditorium at...