The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), also known as Rocketdyne, 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.
CLICK HERE for Video highlights from the February 5, 2014 meeting of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Work Group. The evening began with a brief video about the 1959 partial nuclear meltdown at SSFL and was followed by presentations about other accidents and releases at the site, the EPA survey of radioactive contamination in Area IV, the health effects of exposure to radiation, the federal program to compensate ill workers, the cleanup agreements, agency commitments to those agreements, the dismantlement and disposal of contaminated buildings, and Q & A.
Dr. Bob Dodge, a board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, presented on radiation and health, drew attention to studies by the UCLA School of Public Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry that found increased rates for certain cancers with proximity to SSFL.
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FULL MEETING REPORT
Information from — http://www.ssflworkgroup.org/about-ssfl/