Longtime activists in the Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition thought that we finally had a rock solid deal to clean up the lab January 15, 2008. That was when the state of California told the U.S. EPA that it was the will of the people most affected by the lab’s pollution that the characterization and cleanup of Rocketdyne remain under state control. Senate Bill 990, championed by now-former State Senator Sheila Kuehl, was going to be the law of the land. But Boeing sued the acting director of the state Department of Toxic Substances Control arguing that the law that required the company to clean up to the highest state standards was invalid. Read More

Developers see green when they look at the land surrounding the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. Not the green of its beautiful rolling hills, however, but the green of the money they could make by developing the property for residential use. There would be perhaps nothing wrong with that if contaminants from nearby Rocketdyne somehow magically stayed within the site boundaries and didn’t migrate to neighboring soil and water. Three development projects have been proposed near SSFL: Ahmanson Ranch, Dayton Canyon, and Runkle Canyon. Each has had a different fate. Read More


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