September 13, 1989 |
The Energy Department said today that it is installing a new manager at the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant in Colorado to replace Edward S. Goldberg, who was at the center of a controversy in July over a possible shutdown of the facility. The department said David P. Simonson, a nuclear engineer with 16 years' experience in the federal nuclear weapons program, will take over for Goldberg later this month. Simonson, 46, has been acting deputy manager at Rocky Flats since July 12.
May 5, 1989 |
A scientist who helped develop the theory that nuclear war could plunge Earth into a "nuclear winter" will share the 1989 Tyler Prize with a chemist who pioneered studies of ocean pollutants. The prize for environmental achievement, administered by USC, will be awarded tonight to Paul Crutzen, director of atmospheric chemistry at West Germany's Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, and Edward Goldberg, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla. They will split the $150,000 prize money and receive gold medallions, according to the prize committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1989 |
A highly toxic chemical used to keep barnacles off boats was found in "alarmingly high" levels in mussels along the coasts of Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego and Contra Costa counties before it was banned for use on most boats last year, according to a state draft report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2008 |
Edward D. Goldberg, a marine chemist at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography who studied the effects of ocean pollution, died March 7 at his Encinitas home in northern San Diego County after a long illness, the institute announced. He was 86. A member of the Scripps faculty since 1949, Goldberg helped develop the federally funded Mussel Watch program in the 1970s to measure the levels of contaminants in mussels and other shellfish that concentrate pollutants in their tissue.
July 6, 1986 |
A chemical mixed in paints that are widely used to keep barnacles and algae off boat bottoms may be poisoning marine life in harbors and marinas worldwide, a UC San Diego marine chemist warns. Edward D. Goldberg of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said the chemical tributyltin (TBT) is the most poisonous substance ever introduced into coastal waters.