EnviroReporter.com exposes a new twist on these plots that would keep the Santa Susana Field Laboratory radioactive and chemically contaminated, saving polluters hundreds of millions. Toxic land could become Glow in the Dark Park or a new Chumash gambling casino.
PART ONE – HIGH STAKES FOR HOT PROPERTY
Revived SSFL Work Group meeting in Simi Valley demands answers about massive Santa Susana Field Laboratory. Lab owner Boeing and Native American tribe with a huge casino thwart legal agreements dictating land be cleaned to background levels of deadly toxins.
PART TWO – GLOW IN THE DARK PARK
Questionable government commitments to Rocketdyne cleanup cause stir at SSFL Work Group meeting. Boeing has allegedly been illegally dumping and recycling radioactive metal, concrete and asphalt. Concern about Runkle Canyon construction dust radioactivity.
PART THREE – TRUTH OR SCARE?
Cleanup detractors claim remediating nuclear and chemical contamination at SSFL is bad, with government agencies complicit in their disinformation campaign. Attorney for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash lays claim to entire SSFL as “sacred” Native American property; potentially exempt from cleanup.
PART FOUR – REWRITING ROCKETDYNE
Department of Energyinflates amounts of radioactive and chemically contaminated dirt in nuclear Area IV needed to be excavated by three to five times. DOE also says it will consider lesser cleanup than its signed agreement with DTSC. Citizens cry foul and unite to fight back.