The Natural Resources Defense Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA, Southern California Federation of Scientists, Committee to Bridge the Gap, and the Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition have filed formal letters of objection to the Trump Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) over its proposal to walk away from its cleanup obligations at the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL).
As 2018 comes to an end, we want to thank you for standing with PSR-LA through another momentous year. Despite an increasingly difficult political climate, PSR-LA won important health protections and advanced our goal of creating a safer, healthier environment for all communities. It’s been an incredible year, and we’re proud to share highlights of our 2018 accomplishments with you.
The Trump Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it intends to leave almost all of the contaminated soil in its area of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) not cleaned up, despite admitting that would violate the legally binding agreement it entered into with California in 2010.
Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Close to Site of Partial Meltdown
The tremendously destructive Woolsey Fire has been widely reported as beginning “near” the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL or Rocketdyne), but it appears that the fire began on the Rocketdyne property itself.
The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (Rocketdyne) burned in the Woolsey fire, threatening toxic exposures from contaminated dust, smoke, ash and soil. The Department of Toxic Substances Control denies risk that it created by delaying the long promised cleanup.