2/10/14: Report from Meeting — From http://www.ssflworkgroup.org/
The meeting put on by SSFL Work Group drew a capacity audience in Simi Valley on February 5th. Presenters included independent experts, community representatives, and agencies responsible for cleaning up the nuclear and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (Rocketdyne.)
After an information-packed evening, community members expressed a strong desire for more opportunities to be heard and to hold agencies accountable to their clean up commitments. Thank you to everyone who helped make the evening a success and to all who attended. Your energy and enthusiasm have sparked a renewed determination that Rocketdyne will be cleaned up to the letter of the law.
They will be posting meeting presentations, photos, and video from the meeting on their website in the next few days. Sign up for their mailing list to learn about upcoming opportunities to become involved in ensuring a thorough SSFL cleanup. Your voice will be heard.
The Santa Susana Field Laboratory Work Group is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Learn more about the nuclear and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Lab (Rocketdyne) and efforts to clean it up.
Organized by mothers who are raising children close to this nuclear meltdown site, who are concerned about the health impact on the thousands who live nearby.
The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) is a former nuclear and rocket engine testing facility that is contaminated with radiological and chemical pollutants. The 2,850 acre site is near Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Calabasas, and Thousand Oaks.
Come hear about the radioactive compounds the EPA found in their recent $40 million study of the soil (the findings include strontium-90, plutonium-239 and cesium-137) and learn more about the contaminated water running off the site.
Meeting will include:
· Short Film About the 1959 partial nuclear meltdown at SSFL
· Other SSFL radioactive accidents and spills
· Recent EPA study finding 500 samples of radioactive contamination
· Toxic chemical contamination from rocket testing
· Status of carrying out Cleanup Agreements
· Exceedances of pollution standards in water leaving the site
· Compensation program for ill former workers & their families
*For over twenty years, the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Inter-Agency Work Group has served to keep the community informed about the contamination at SSFL and assure that it is thoroughly cleaned up.