Category: Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Take Action by Sunday Nov. 18 – Oppose Dept of Energy Plan to Evade SSFL Cleanup!

Had DOE complied with its obligations, the tragic Woolsey fire that appears to have begun at SSFL and spread far throughout the region would not have carried with it the risk of spreading contamination far beyond SSFL in the smoke from the burning polluted vegetation and soil. Ironically, during the same time as the SSFL fire, DOE has been soliciting public comment on its newest plan to break out of its cleanup obligations in the future.

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Woosley Fire Burns Rocketdyne

Rocketdyne should have been cleaned up long ago. Now, some of our worse fears have been realized – the Woolsey fire, which appears to have started at Rocketdyne (Santa Susana Field Laboratory or SSFL), has burned through a good portion of the site, risking more exposures to SSFL’s radiological and chemical contamination.

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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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