SSFL Nuclear Cleanup Deal Reached

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After 30 years of debate, a federal lawsuit, the passage of a state law, and congressional inquiries, a breakthrough agreement has been reached to cleanup portions of the SSFL facility to heightened EPA standards. On being asked by reporters to comment on the deal struck between regulators, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA, CBG’s Dan Hirsch called the agreement “extraordinary.” Hirsch went on to say that “It’s the biggest news since the meltdown. It’s the culmination of decades of work to get the contamination cleaned up.”

The agreement with DOE will lead to the cleanup of Area 4, where the 1959 meltdown occurred. The agreement with NASA will lead to the cleanup of Area 2 and part of Area 1, where the space agency conducted a great deal of rocket testing in the 20th century.

Read more in the Ventura County Star: here

Read more in the Los Angeles Times: here

Read more in the Contra Costa Times: here

Read more in the Los Angeles Daily News: here

The DTSC press release can be read here

The DOE agreement can be read here

The NASA agreement can be read here