Pediatric Cancers Near SSFL Focus of Protest, New Change.org Film

On April 10, families impacted by childhood cancer and community members near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) protested the failure to meet cleanup deadlines for the site’s nuclear and chemical contamination. The demonstration took place prior to a meeting held by Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

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Local Residents, Governments and Elected Officials, Community, Health, and Environmental Organizations Tell DTSC: Uphold the SSFL Cleanup Commitments

Maggie Compton and son Ryan, a leukemia survivor, deliver petition to DTSC demanding it keep SSFL cleanup promises

Thousands of comments submitted on DTSC’s draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the SSFL cleanup criticized the agency for violating cleanup agreements by proposing to leave potentially vast amounts of nuclear and chemical contamination on site.

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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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SSFL Cleanup on KCRW

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