SAVE THE DATE! Next SSFL Work Group Meeting – March 8, 2016

The next SSFL Work Group meeting will be held:

Wednesday March 8 – 6: 30 pm
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

More information to be announced soon!

Tell the Dept. of Energy to Clean Up SSFL Contamination, Not Leave it Behind!

The Department of Energy (DOE) is attempting to break its obligation to clean up all of the nuclear and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), proposing instead to leave between 39 -99% of the contamination not cleaned up. That is dangerous and unacceptable.

Urgent action is needed to protect communities near SSFL

1. Attend one or both of the upcoming DOE hearings and voice your concerns.

  • Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, CA (Open house from 9 – 9:30 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Avenue, Van Nuys, CA (Open house from 6 – 6:30 p.m.)

2. Submit a comment demanding that DOE clean up all contamination at SSFL.

3. Ask your friends, family, and neighbors to also submit a comment and attend the DOE hearings. Please forward this email and share on social media.

Background

The DOE recently released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that proposes three alternative cleanup plans for its operational area of SSFL, which is where most of the nuclear contamination is located. The three alternatives would respectively leave up to 39%, 91% or up to 99% of the contamination on site, where it can continue to migrate and put nearby communities at risk.All of the alternatives directly violate the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) that DOE signed in 2010, which committed them to clean up all detectable contamination. DOE’s DEIS also fails to acknowledge that DOE as the polluter doesn’t have the authority to decide how much of the mess that it made is going to get cleaned up. The decision rests with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, not DOE.Click here to learn more about key problems with DOE’s DEIS. Click here to read the DEIS itself. It is critical that as many people as possible attend the DOE hearings and submit comments demanding a full cleanup of SSFL. Thank you!