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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DTSC Weakens Proposed Toxicity Regulations

In response to pressure from industry lobbyists, DTSC has further weakened its proposed regulations for toxicity criteria for human health risk assessment, screening levels, and remediation goals. Over twenty environmental health and justice organizations submitted comments asking that DTSC: require the most protective standard, disallow DTSC’s own toxicology staff to override California’s Office of Environmental […]

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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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