Category: Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Concerns About SSFL Contamination Force Simi Valley to Put Groundwater Plans on Hold

In response to community concerns, the City of Simi Valley has put plans to use Simi’s groundwater for drinking water on hold. The City’s decision came after community demonstrations and concerns expressed at City Council and neighborhood council meetings.

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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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