A proposal to tap into Simi Valley’s groundwater basin as a source for drinking water drew angst and anger from residents who claim the water has been contaminated by runoff from the Santa Susana Field Lab.
About 30 people urged the City Council on Monday not to act on a study by Ventura County Waterworks District No. 8 that looks at using the basin as a future alternative potable resource.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has excoriated the Navy’s plan to retest part of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard for radioactivity as inadequate and unscientific, threatening to pursue a rare dispute process if changes aren’t made, according to letters obtained by The Chronicle.
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State regulators wish to conduct superficial tests for radiation at a new Hunters Point housing development in the San Francisco area. CBG’s Dan Hirsch points out in the report that, among other things, the type of testing that is being proposed for the site is inadequate and will not even detect two of the most harmful radioactive elements that have already been found at the site: strontium-90 and plutonium-239.…
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.