February 5 – SSFL Work Group Meeting
Learn more about the nuclear and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) and efforts to clean it up at SSFL Work Group meeting on February 5th at 6:30 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065.
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. The SSFL Work Group was founded in 1989 as the primary way of keeping the public informed about efforts to clean up the contamination at SSFL, after decades of rocket testing and nuclear reactor development, including a partial nuclear meltdown.
The February 5 meeting will include:
- A short film about the 1959 partial nuclear meltdown
- A description other SSFL radioactive accidents and spills
- Findings from the recent EPA study of radioactive contamination
- Details about the 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