June 18 – SSFL Work Group Meeting
Learn About Potential for Offsite Exposures from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
Wednesday, June 18th 6:30 PM
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065
The next SSFL Work Group meeting will include a featured presentation on:
- Potential for Offsite Exposures Associated with the Santa Susana Field Laboratory – Dr. Yoram Cohen, Professor of Chemical Engineering, UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, Director of the Water Technology Research Center and the Center for Environmental Risk Reduction. Professor Cohen headed a team of researchers from UCLA and other institutions that conducted a multi-year study funded by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry on potential migration of contaminants from SSFL to nearby communities.
Other presentations will include:
- Breakdown of ~200 Incidents of Pollution Limit Exceedances in Surface Water Runoff from SSFL
- Perchlorate in Simi Valley Wells
- Recent Developments About DOE, NASA, and DTSC Cleanup Agreements
- How Much Contamination Would Remain On-Site If the Cleanup Agreements Were Not Followed
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. PSR-LA currently serves as coordinator for the SSFL Work Group.