March 16 – SSFL Work Group to Focus on Offsite Contamination Concerns

The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) Work Group will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in Simi Valley. PSR-LA currently serves as coordinator of the Work Group, which has served for over 25 years to inform the community about the nuclear and chemical contamination at SSFL and issues associated with its cleanup.

The March 16 meeting will take a closer look at contamination issues at offsite locations such as Runkle Ranch and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Both sites were the subject of recent investigations by NBC4, as part of its ongoing investigation into SSFL, LA’s Nuclear Secret.” In addition, the Work Group will examine troubles at the state toxics agency (DTSC), which oversees the SSFL cleanup and has come under fire for failing to protect many communities in California.

The SSFL Work Group will also remember the life and service of Gregg Dempsey, a senior scientist and radiation specialist at the US EPA who died in December. Gregg’s exemplary service to the SSFL community going back to 1989 was instrumental in key revelations about the problems at SSFL and to the EPA survey released in 2012 that found 500 locations at SSFL that were contaminated with radioactivity.

Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065

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