Deadline for Comments is this Thursday, April 13!
There are only a few days left to comment on the Dept. of Energy’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the SSFL cleanup, which proposes leaving between 34-99% of the contamination on site. It is urgent that we let the DOE know that the community will not allow it to walk away from cleaning up the majority of the nuclear and chemical mess that it made at SSFL. If you have not yet submitted your comment please do so TODAY!
Click here to submit your comment. It is best to use your own words, but here are some simple points to include:
- All four of DOE’s alternatives violate the violate the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) that DOE signed in 2010, which committed them to clean up all detectable contamination.
- All of the options DOE proposes would leave hazardous contamination behind, where it will continue to migrate and impact nearby communities.
- DOE must uphold the AOC. It’s EIS should be focused on how to clean up to background, not whether to.
More information regarding problems with DOE’s DEIS can be found here.
If you have already commented, please urge your friends and neighbors to do so.
Your help is essential. Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and the City of Los Angeles have all passed resolutions to urge the DOE to ensure that its Environmental Impact Statement for the SSFL cleanup complies with the AOC agreement to clean up all detectable contamination. Thank you to those who came out to the meetings and testified – your efforts made a difference!
Miss the March 8 meeting? You can view videos of presentations here,
The DOE’s Broken SSFL Cleanup Promises and What We Can Do To Ensure Full Cleanup
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065
UPDATE: A SPECIAL CANDLELIGHT VIGIL HELD BY FAMILIES IMPACTED BY CHILDHOOD CANCER NEAR SSFL WILL TAKE PLACE PRIOR TO THE MEETING IN FRONT OF THE SIMI VALLEY CULTURAL ARTS CENTER FROM 6 – 6:30 P.M.
The Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the SSFL cleanup in which every option proposed would breach the legally binding cleanup agreement it signed in 2010 to clean up all contamination at SSFL. DOE now proposes instead to leave between 39% and 99% of the contamination not cleaned up. DOE hearings this week demonstrated public anger at DOE proposing to break its cleanup commitments, but much more is needed to ensure that DOE will uphold its SSFL cleanup commitments.
Please join us on March 8 to learn more about:
- Pediatric cancers near SSFL and a new parents’ movement fighting for full cleanup
- The Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) agreement that DOE signed to clean up all contamination at SSFL, and how the DOE’s proposals violate it
- The amounts of contamination that DOE is proposing leaving behind, and the risks associated with the contamination
- Misinformation put forth by DOE to help it break out of the agreement
- How the community can help ensure a full cleanup of SSFL