Category: LA Regional Water Control Board

Tentative New Water Permit Will Relax Already Weak Pollution Limits for Boeing

A tentative new 180 page water permit released by LARWQCB, if approved, would further relax the already weak pollution limits for Boeing and allow increased amounts of contaminants to migrate off SSFL in polluted runoff. A hearing for this permit is currently scheduled for February 12 at 1:30 pm. – please attend and speak out for a stronger permit.

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Who Controls the SSFL Cleanup? Boeing or the Public? Learn More at the SSFL Work Group Meeting Feb. 4

The Work Group will discuss • Proposed permit that would allow more migration of contaminants in surface water runoff from SSFL • Recent court ruling on disposal of SSFL radioactive debris • Efforts to work with communities that are similarly impacted by the failure of the state toxics department • Cleanup myths propagated by Boeing • And more!

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Water Board votes for enforceable limits

On June 3 the Water Board voted to put back in place enforceable numeric limits for Outfalls 8 and 9 at SSFL. The decision to reinstate enforceable limits occurred after it was revealed that the apparent promise Boeing had made the year before to simultaneously do contaminated soil removal (Interim Source Removal Act, or ISRA) with Engineered Natural Treatment Systems (ENTS) to capture contamination that might be mobilized by the excavation had been breached, and ENTS not put in.

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