New Petition – Tell ATSDR to Stay Out of SSFL!

Protests at ATSDR community meeting September 8

The SSFL cleanup is again at risk, this time from the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) which recently announced that it had accepted a petition which had asked it to repudiate past studies that showed potential health risks from SSFL and to weigh in against the current cleanup agreements. ATSDR is not planning to do any new testing for contamination or new research on health problems in the community. It is highly inappropriate for the feds to try to undo either the past studies or the cleanup commitments.

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Sign the Petition to Make Sure that All of the Nuclear and Chemical Contamination at SSFL is Fully Cleaned Up!


Some of the parties responsible for the contamination are pushing to not have to clean up the great majority of the contaminated soil. This is unacceptable. It would leave all who live in the area around the polluted lab at risk from radioactivity and other toxic materials migrating off the hill. Sign a petition to elected officials asking them to ensure that the cleanup commitments are upheld and that ALL of the contamination is cleaned up!

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NBC4 Investigation, New Boeing Cancer Risk Estimates Featured at September 24 SSFL Work Group Meeting

LA's Nuclear Secret

KNBC Channel 4 is airing the first segments of a year long investigation into the Santa Susana Field Laboratory on September 21 and 22 during the 11 pm news! The investigation and new information about Boeing’s own cancer risk estimates will be discussed on Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 PM at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065

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Community says NO to ATSDR interference in SSFL

ATSDR protest 300

In August, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced that it had accepted a “citizen’s petition” to re-evaluate prior studies that found a connection between SSFL and health impacts and to provide an “opinion” about cleanup “options.” However, the petition was sent by a former SSFL official and DOE contractor who asks ATSDR to refute previous studies and weigh in against the cleanup agreement. ATSDR should stay out. SSFL must be cleaned up now so that local communities are no longer at risk.

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Tentative New Water Permit Will Relax Already Weak Pollution Limits for Boeing

The headwaters of the LA river are located at SSFL. Photo by William Preston Bowling.

A tentative new 180 page water permit released by LARWQCB, if approved, would further relax the already weak pollution limits for Boeing and allow increased amounts of contaminants to migrate off SSFL in polluted runoff. A hearing for this permit is currently scheduled for February 12 at 1:30 pm. – please attend and speak out for a stronger permit.

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Court Denies Boeing Request to Dispose of Radioactive Debris Without Agency Oversight


On January 5 the Sacramento Superior Court of California denied Boeing’s motion to summarily grant judgment for them and allow them to dispose of radioactive waste from dismantlement of contaminated SSFL buildings wherever they chose, and without getting approval from state agencies.

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Court Decision Has No Impact on Meltdown Site Cleanup – DOE and NASA Santa Susana Cleanup Agreements Untouched


September 19, 2014 – Today’s appeals court decision in a lawsuit Boeing filed back in 2009 will not affect the cleanup of the former reactor and rocket testing facility near Simi Valley, cleanup groups said.

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Report Exposes Boeing Efforts to Derail SSFL Cleanup


A new report reveals the extent of Boeing’s efforts to derail the SSFL cleanup. The report recommends that DTSC fully enforce the legally binding Administrative Orders on Consent signed by NASA and DOE, and that Boeing be compelled to clean up its portion of Santa Susana to the land’s agricultural zoning/general plan, as DTSC committed to in the prior Administration. Click here to read the report.

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SSFL Cleanup FAQs


Community Spotlight

Bonnie Klea was profiled in a VC Reporter cover story entitled, "Atomic Avenger." Read more

SSFL Cleanup on KCRW

The SSFL Cleanup Agreements are discussed on Warren Olney's KCRW's show on Which Way, LA? Click here to listen.

RCC Slideshow

Rocketdyne Reading

Read about RCC's long struggle to cleanup Rocketdyne and protect our communities in "A Loss of Innocence."