From Melissa Bumstead:
I started my petition in a moment of desperation, and have been in constant awe of the support I’ve received after sharing the story of the Santa Susana Field Lab.
Today, I get to tell our story in a short documentary produced by Change.org. Please watch it and see how important your support has been to our community.
After, I hope you’ll take a minute to share this video with your friends so we can blow this story out of the water. Because all children deserve to grow up safe, and healthy.
Watch the video now
CBG and other groups, including the City of Los Angeles and County have asked the State of California’s DTSC to live up to its commitments to cleanup SSFL, one of the most contaminated sites in the United States.
Read CBG’s joint letter here.
Read CBG and NRDC’s detailed joint comments here.
Read the interesting article here.
by CBG President
SEVENTY YEARS AGO, A facility for testing nuclear reactors and rockets too
dangerous to be conducted near populated areas was established on the boundary of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Since then, the population has mushroomed, with half a million people now living within ten miles.
In 1979, Bridge the Gap brought to public attention a partial nuclear meltdown that had occurred at that Santa Susana Field Laboratory in 1959 but had been kept secret for decades. At least three other reactors suffered accidents there as well, along with numerous radioactive fires, spills, and releases. …
Daily News reports here.…