The SSFL Work Group will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in Simi Valley. The Work Group will take a closer look at contamination issues at Runkle Ranch and Brandeis-Bardin Institute and will examine troubles at the state toxics agency (DTSC), which oversees the SSFL cleanup and has come under fire for failing to protect many communities in California.
NBC4 recently aired a story on February 29, “Living in the Shadow of a Toxic Mess,” which examined whether contamination from SSFL has migrated into Runkle Canyon where a new housing development, “Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands,” is nearing completion. (You can view the broadcast below, and read more about it here.) Two NBC4 stories that ran in November 2015, “Camp Cover-Up,” and a follow-up segment, looked at contamination findings at Brandeis Bardin Institute children’s camp. All were part of NBC4’s ongoing SSFL investigation, “LA’s Nuclear Secret.”
The SSFL Work Group will also remember the life and service of Gregg Dempsey, a senior scientist and radiation specialist at the US EPA who died in December. Gregg’s exemplary service to the SSFL community going back to 1989 was instrumental in key revelations about the problems at SSFL and to the EPA survey released in 2012 that found 500 locations at SSFL that were contaminated with radioactivity. He was also a very dear friend to the Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition and to many community members.
NEXT SSFL WORK GROUP MEETING
Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065 (click here for direction)
NBC4 – LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF A TOXIC MESS – FEBRUARY 29, 2016