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.
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.
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. …