NBC aired the fifth segment of its year-long investigation into SSFL on December 14, 2015. The segment, entitled “LA’s Nuclear Secret: Call For Action,” revealed that the site is even more contaminated than previously known. Boeing now estimates that as many as 96 people out of 100 would get cancer from the contamination if they lived on the site – yet it has asked state regulators to allow them to not clean up about 98% of the soil on its property!
Regardless of what SSFL is ultimately used for, leaving that much contamination on site poses a substantial risk to nearby communities through offsite migration.
As reported by NBC, LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, LA City Councilmember Mitch Englander, State Senator Fran Pavley, and Congresswoman Julia Brownley have called on the Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), Barbara Lee, to reject Boeing’s requests and instead reaffirm past DTSC commitments to require a cleanup of all the contamination. Click here to read the letter from Kuehl, Englander, and Pavley, and click here to read the letter from Congresswoman Brownley.
Urgent action from community members is needed now! Please contact us if you would live to get involved and make sure that DTSC upholds the promise it made in 2010 that it would require Boeing to clean up all contamination.