Posts Tagged ‘Boeing’

Radiation Found at Hundreds of Locations at SSFL

Cesium 137 at SSFL

The US EPA has announced the results of a three year survey of contamination in Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL.) Though Boeing claimed it had cleaned everything up, EPA found hundreds of locations with contamination, a half century after a partial nuclear meltdown and other accidents. EPA found 291 soil samples with Cesium-137 contamination, at levels up to 1,000 times background and far above EPA’s remediation goals for unrestricted use. In addition, 153 samples had strontium-90 contamination, at levels up to 284 times background.

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RCC and Allies file Amicus Brief

The Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition and allied organizations including the Southern California Federation of Scientists, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, and Committee to Bridge the Gap have filed a Amicus Brief in opposition to Boeing’s efforts to overturn SB990, the state cleanup law for the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

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Boeing Urged to Join DOE and NASA in Historic Cleanup Agreement

Congressman Brad Sherman, Assemblymember Julia Brownley, Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, and LA City Councilman Greig Smith held a press conference at SSFL to deliver a letter to Boeing to call on it to stop frustrating the cleanup and join in the agreements-in-principle reached with DOE, NASA, and the state.

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Court denies Boeing motion

The court has denied, without prejudice to refiling, Boeing’s summary judgment motion. Click here to see the ruling.

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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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