2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 23 May 2005 15:34:45 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Development near Santa Susan Lab (CA)
Plans for houses near lab a concern

By Kerry Cavanaugh
Los Angeles Daily News
May 22, 2005

Although officials and documents say soil or water was never tested for
toxics and radioactivity, developers are poised to break ground on a
147-home project downhill from the Santa Susana Field Lab -- and
outraged environmental activists are demanding a review.

Approved by the city in 2001, the Sterling Homes development would build
luxury houses about 1.3 miles east of the Simi Hills lab, where a
partial nuclear meltdown occurred in 1959, and Boeing continues testing
rocket engines.

State and federal officials are overseeing the cleanup of chemical and
radioactive pollution at the lab, and regulators have detected
contamination on some neighboring properties -- though they have not
tested for the long list of problem pollutants directly on the Sterling
Homes land.

A spokesman for Centex, which purchased the project from the original
developer, SunCal Homes, said records show that all environmental
requirements were met as part of the approval process for what was then
called Dayton Canyon Estates.


For the entire article


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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