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

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

Local residents, governments and elected officials, community, health, and environmental organizations have submitted comments to the Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) objecting to its draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), which violates its cleanup commitments by proposing to leave potentially vast amounts of nuclear and chemical contamination on site.

Key recommendations include that DTSC’s EIR be revised to comply with the 2010 AOC cleanup agreements for full cleanup of DOE and NASA’s operational areas and DTSC’s prior commitment to cleanup the Boeing property to comparable levels. Groups also objected to the PEIR’s failure to include human health and ecological risk assessments for contamination on site currently and that could remain under any proposals that do not comply with prior cleanup commitments.

Over a thousand local residents submitted individual comments urging DTSC to keep its SSFL cleanup commitments. A petition launched by Melissa Bumstead, a parent whose young daughter had leukemia and has led advocacy efforts on behalf of families impacted by pediatric cancer near SSFL, now has over 100,000 signatures. (Keep those signatures coming! Click here to sign and share the petition.)

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