Judge Halts DTSC Approval of SSFL Radioactive Debris Disposal

Area IV of SSFL - photo by William Preston Bowling

Area IV of SSFL – photo by William Preston Bowling

On December 11, 2013, the Superior Court in Sacramento issued a preliminary injunction, blocking the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) from approving shipments of radioactive debris from the demolition of SSFL Boeing nuclear buildings to unlicensed disposal sites.

In August, Consumer Watchdog, Committee to Bridge the Gap, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, and the Southern California Federation of Scientists filed the lawsuit alleging that Boeing has been demolishing buildings in Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) and sending waste, that, according to Boeing’s own measurements, is radioactively contaminated, to dumps and recycling centers not licensed to accept such waste.

CLICK HERE TO READ A FULL REPORT detailing illegal the building demolition and debris disposal.

The injunction will remain in place pending the final outcome of the case.

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