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Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory

CLOSE TO SITE OF PARTIAL MELTDOWN
Electric Substation at SSFL Tripped 2 Minutes Before Fire Reported

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2018

Contact:  Denise Duffield, 310-339-9676 or dduffield@psr-la.org, Melissa Bumstead 818-298-3192 rmelissabumstead@sbcglobal.net, Dan Hirsch, 831-336-8003 or dhirsch1@cruzio.com

The tremendously destructive Woolsey Fire has been widely reported as beginning “near” the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL or Rocketdyne), but it appears that the fire began on the Rocketdyne property itself.  Cal Fire identifies the fire location as E Street and Alfa Road, a location that is in fact on SSFL. It was recently reported

Navy used obsolete safety standards in shipyard cleanup, researchers say

Read the SF Chronicle report regarding radioactive contamination at Hunter’s Point:

According to a new report, the Navy, which is supposed to be removing radioactive contamination from the shipyard, is relying on decades-old, obsolete safety standards in order to avoid cleaning up dangerous substances — a strategy that lowers the Navy’s costs, but increases the risk that people living or working on the site will get cancer.