2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: lsiegel@cpeo.org
Date: 30 Sep 2005 15:48:22 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Santa Susana fire worries
Flames lick at Field Lab, stir fears of possible contamination

Government officials downplay danger, say cleanup, preparedness have helped

By Michelle L. Klampe
Ventura County Star (CA)
September 30, 2005

The Topanga fire continued to burn Thursday on portions of the
2,800-acre Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Simi Valley, damaging
several buildings and raising concerns about radioactive and chemical
contamination at the site. 

Officials from several government agencies and Boeing Co., which owns
the rocket engine testing site, said that years of cleanup efforts and a
scaling back of operations at the site helped lessen the fire's
environmental impact. 

"My concern level 10 years ago would have been very high," said Greg
Smith, director of hazardous materials for the Ventura County
Environmental Health Department. "Today, it's much less." 


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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
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