The VC Star reports:
Officials of the state department overseeing the long-planned cleanup of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory got an earful Saturday from activists frustrated with the latest delay in starting the remediation.
The Daily News reports:
Frustrated with the pace of cleanup of a former rocket engine test site on the border of San Fernando and Simi valleys, area residents have stepped up their call for the safe disposal of hazardous and radioactive materials.
Protesters gathered in Simi Valley Monday evening to speak out against a city proposal to use ground water as another source of drinking water, citing concerns about contamination.
In 1959, the Santa Susana field lab in the hills above Simi Valley experienced a partial nuclear meltdown. The former rocket testing facility released massive amounts of radioactive isotopes and dangerous chemicals.
It’s believed the area is still contaminated, and residents believe its to blame for a cluster of rare pediatric cancers.