A peer-reviewed study, just published by the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, found that radioactive contamination from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) migrated offsite during the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which began at SSFL. The study calls into question widely distrusted claims by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and its toxics department that no contamination was released.
In 2017, PSR-LA joined a coalition of over 80 organizations to support Senate Bill 623 – the Clean and Affordable Drinking Water Fund bill authored by Senator Monning. The bill is a vital solution to our communities’ struggles with affordable and unsafe drinking water.
In an effort to start identifying the concrete interventions and solutions, PSR-LA is embarking on a project where we apply Just Transition strategies to our understanding of the metals industry in South and East LA. The Just Transition framework conceptualizes a roadmap from an extractive economy to a living economy.
Last week, PSR-LA hosted a webinar on Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) and the LA case study of the Farmer’s Field Stadium. Learn more and view the webinars here.
In the Biomonitoring 101: Assessing Exposure & Increasing Baseline Data webinar, presenters from the California Department of Public Health explained the basics of biomonitoring. Biomonitoring is a tool used by the state to measure chemicals in a person’s body.
Sign the petition to demand that the commitments for a full cleanup of SSFL are carried out before it is considered for a National Monument or for inclusion in Rim of the Valley Corridor.