Urgent Action Needed! DTSC Draft EIR Breaks SSFL Cleanup Commitments

The Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has finally released its draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the SSFL cleanup. The EIR violates the AOC cleanup agreements DTSC signed with the DOE and NASA for full cleanup of their SSFL areas. For Boeing’s part of SSFL, the EIR blocks from even being considered cleanup to the standards DTSC hand long promised.

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FOR RELEASE: Has Boeing Absolutely No Shame?

“Protect Santa Susana from Boeing,” a new website launched today by cleanup advocates, reveals Boeing’s underhanded efforts to get out of cleaning up its SSFL contamination. The groups also decry the state toxic department’s newly released draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for breaking the agency’s previous commitments to a full cleanup.

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Boeing Breaks Longstanding Commitments to Clean Up Contamination at Santa Susana

Boeing has long committed to cleaning up the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) to a level that would be safe for people to live there, even though it said residences on the site weren’t anticipated, in order to protect the tens of thousands of people who do live nearby and are at risk from the migrating contamination. and says it instead wants to leave a thousand times higher concentrations of contamination than it promised.

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Don’t let the DOE walk away from its SSFL cleanup commitments!

The Department of Energy (DOE) is attempting to break its obligation to clean up all of the nuclear and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), proposing instead to leave as much as 94% of the contamination not cleaned up. Click here to submit a comment and demand a full cleanup!

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Urgent SSFL Work Group Meeting March 8

Please attend a community meeting of the SSFL Work Group on March 8 to learn more about the Dept. of Energy’s (DOE) attempts to break its cleanup promises and what we can do to fight this threat to our health and that of our families. A special candlelight vigil held by families impacted by childhood cancer near SSFL will take place prior to the meeting in front of the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center from 6 – 6:30 p.m.

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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

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

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!

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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