Category: Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Stunning New Documentary Captures SSFL Cleanup Struggle

A stunning new documentary, In the Dark of the Valley, will screen at The Cleveland International Film Festival from April 8-20. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. It is an incredibly powerful film that follows the journey of our friend Melissa Bumstead, who brings together families impacted by childhood cancer near SSFL to fight for the full cleanup that we were promised. Don’t miss this incredibly powerful and moving film.

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Trump Administration Announces It Is Breaking Santa Susana Field Laboratory Cleanup Agreement

The Trump Administration today issued its Record of Decision (ROD) regarding the cleanup of contamination on NASA’s portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL.) The decision is to violate a legally binding 2010 federal-state agreement that required returning the site to the condition it was in before being polluted. Instead, NASA now plans to walk away from cleaning up the great majority of the contamination, leaving it to continue to migrate offsite.

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Agreement to Demolish Buildings in Santa Susana Nuclear Area Met By Skepticism

On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) and the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) signed a consent order to tear down parts of 10 buildings in the nuclear area of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. Both DOE and DTSC released press releases heralding the agreement, which has been covered in many media outlets.

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Feb. 13 Community Meeting – SSFL Cleanup Crisis: Finding a Path Forward

Please join us on Thursday, February 13 for an urgent SSFL Work Group meeting, featuring CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld. Recently, all three responsible parties for the SSFL cleanup have indicated their intent to break their cleanup agreements and leave most of the contamination on the site permanently. The cleanup is now at an impasse, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

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Rock the Cleanup Commemorates 60th Anniversary of SSFL Meltdown and Rallies the Community for the Full, Promised SSFL Cleanup

The Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition would like to thank all those who came out to the “Rock the Cleanup” event on July 13 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the SSFL meltdown. We were heartened by the large turnout, enthusiastic participation by community members and elected officials, and surprise guests Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.

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