The Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory Must Be Fully Cleaned Up Before Any Consideration for National Monument Status or Inclusion in Rim of the Valley Recreation Area

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The parties responsible for cleaning up SSFL have long been trying to get out of their cleanup obligations. The most recent scheme is to try to make the polluted land a park and thereby use grossly weaker cleanup standards, leaving about 98% of the radioactive and toxic chemical contamination not cleaned up.Sign the petition to demand that the commitments for a full cleanup of SSFL must be carried out before it is considered for a National Monument or for inclusion in Rim of the Valley Corridor!

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NBC4 Investigation – Study of Contamination at Children’s Camp Near SSFL is Flawed

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NBC4 broadcast a new segment on May 4, 2016 in its ongoing investigation of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) that examines a new study commissioned by American Jewish University about the migration of SSFL contamination to its Brandeis-Bardin Institute property, home of Camp Alonim children’s camp.

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Say NO to Boeing’s unacceptable risk! Sign the petition to Senators Boxer and Feinstein for full SSFL cleanup!

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A new analysis of Boeing’s risk assessments shows shockingly high contamination and risk – both now and after its weak proposed cleanup. If Boeing prevails, the vast majority of contamination on its property at SSFL will not be cleaned up and nearby communities will continue to be at risk through offsite migration. This is unacceptable! Please sign a new petition, to Senators Boxer and Feinstein and share widely with your friends and neighbors!

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SSFL Work Group Meeting to Focus on Runkle Canyon, Brandeis-Bardin – March 16, 2016

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The SSFL Work Group will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in Simi Valley. The Work Group will take a closer look at whether contamination from SSFL migrated to Runkle Ranch and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute and will examine troubles at the state toxics agency (DTSC), which oversees the SSFL cleanup and has come under fire for failing to protect many communities in California.

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New NBC Investigation – Disclosure of Extraordinary Risks at SSFL, Boeing Proposed Cleanup Would Leave 98% of Contamination on Site

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NBC aired the fifth segment of its year-long investigation into SSFL on December 14, 2015. The segment, entitled “LA’s Nuclear Secret: Call For Action,” revealed that the site is even more contaminated than previously known.

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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Cancels Plans For Santa Susana Field Lab

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The SSFL community applauds ATSDR’s decision to reject a petition calling for repudiation of past health studies and weakened cleanup. The agency’s announcement comes after months of public outcry over its prior decision to accept the petition, which was submitted by a former manager at SSFL and current consultant to the Department of Energy, which is one of the polluters at SSFL.

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SSFL Offsite Contamination at Brandeis-Bardin Institute Revealed in Latest NBC4 investigation

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NBC4 has revealed new information about contamination from SSFL that has migrated to the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in “LA’s Nuclear Secret: Camp Cover-Up, “which aired on November 9 and was followed up with a segment on November 19. The investigation is part of NBC4’s blockbuster year-long investigation, “LA’s Nuclear Secret” that was broadcast in September.

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New Petition – Tell ATSDR to Stay Out of SSFL!

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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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SSFL Cleanup FAQs

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Community Spotlight

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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.

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Rocketdyne Reading

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