FROM SSFL WORK GROUP — OCTOBER 6, 2016
Yesterday the first of two hearings on DTSC’s Environmental Impact Report for SSFL cleanup was held. The last is tomorrow. It is critical that you come and testify if at all possible. DTSC is proposing to break its longstanding commitment for a full cleanup of the contamination and instead to just walk away from vast quantities of soil polluted with radioactivity and chemically toxic poisons.
The hearing last night was very moving —dozens of people spoke passionately about the cancers in the community and their outrage that DTSC would break its promises about cleaning up the toxic mess, and plan instead to leave it to keep migrating offsite to the people who live in the area.
This is the last hearing. PLEASE, PLEASE, if you can, come and speak (3 minutes) as part of the formal comment period. Express your dismay that the toxics agency seems to be controlled by the polluters it is supposed to regulate, like Boeing, rather than working to protect the health of the public.
The last SSFL EIR hearing is Saturday, Oct 7 – please attend and speak up for the promised full cleanup!
What to expect
When you arrive, please fill out a comment card and indicate that you would like to speak. Comments are limited to 3 minutes and are taken in the order the comment cards are submitted, so we recommend arriving early at the beginning of the open house.
Be prepared to hear a barrage of information from DTSC and Boeing surrogates on potentially harmful impacts from the cleanup. Know that many of these impacts are false or exaggerated. By far the greatest risk to the community and environment is if the contamination doesn’t get cleaned up, posing a risk both onsite and from contamination migrating offsite.
SSFL Work Group
Working to ensure a full cleanup of the contamination at SSFL
Saturday, October 7
2 – 3 pm Open House | 3 – 5 pm Hearing
St. John Eudes Church
9901 Mason Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311