Will the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
Ever Be Cleaned Up?
Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30 PM
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Join us on October 1 for a candid discussion about the contamination and cleanup at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The meeting will include presentations on:
The 1959 Meltdown – What Really Happened?
John Pace, a former Atomics International employee, will relay his first-person experiences during the partial nuclear meltdown of the Sodium Reactor Experiment. Pace will reveal information about what happened during the reactor accident that occurred at SSFL over a two-week period in 1959. A panel of former workers and community members will add their experiences and insights, and discuss why this event matters today. A review of the nuclear and chemical contaminants at SSFL and their potential impact on health will be also be presented.
Pictured above: John Pace helps rotate the top of the reactor in order to remove broken pieces of melted fuel rods. The seal around the top of the reactor was cut, allowing radiation to leak from the core of the reactor.
Will SSFL Ever Be Cleaned Up?
Troubling developments suggest the SSFL cleanup agreements will not be carried out and the vast majority of contamination will remain on site. Many community members believe that the Boeing Company and government agencies responsible for overseeing the cleanup are intentionally subverting the agreements already made to clean up SSFL. A panel of community members and advocates will discuss recent events and what can be done to ensure full cleanup.