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Don't Let the Department of Energy Walk Away from the SSFL Cleanup!
February 12, 2017
PSR-Los Angeles has worked for over thirty years for a full cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former nuclear reactor and rocket engine testing facility located in the hills above the San Fernando and Simi Valleys. We celebrated a great victory with community members in 2010 when the Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA, two of the parties responsible for cleaning up the site, signed an agreement with the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to clean up all detectable contamination.
Unfortunately, the DOE is now attempting to break its SSFL cleanup obligation. Its recently released Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) includes three alternative cleanup plans that would respectively leave up to 34%, 86% or up to 94% of the contamination on site, where it can continue to migrate and put nearby communities at risk. This is unacceptable. Click here to submit a comment and demand full cleanup!
The DEIS also fails to acknowledge that as the polluter, the DOE does not have the authority to decide how much of its mess is going to get cleaned up. The decision rests with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, not the DOE. Read more about the problems with DOE's Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Rocketydyne Cleanup Coalition website. You can read and download the DEIS by clicking here.
Your voice is crucial in the fight for a full cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.
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November 30, 2016
Eating for Climate and Health
PSR's new PowerPoint presentation on how climate change impacts food production, and agriculture's contribution to climate change.