The Santa Susana Field Laboratory overlooks Simi Valley and the western San Fernando Valley and for half a century sloppy environmental practices and numerous accidents contaminated the site with radioactivity like plutonium and strontium and hazardous chemicals like dioxins, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), perchlorate and trichloroethylene.
NASA, the Department of Energy and the Boeing Company each control part of the land. In 2010, NASA and DOE signed agreements with California pledging to clean up all their contamination, returning the site to its condition before they polluted it.
Now NASA has published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that looks like an effort to get out of the cleanup requirements and walk away from the great majority of the contamination.
Your help to prevent this is critical. Comments on the NASA Draft Environmental Impact Statement are due by October 1. Click here to take action.