2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: lsiegel@cpeo.org
Date: 6 Oct 2005 16:31:17 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Boeing settles Rocketdyne (CA) lawsuit
Sour Satisfaction
Boeing settles massive lawsuit over the Valley's heavily polluted
Rocketdyne site

LA City Beat (CA)
October 6, 2005

For years, the residents of Simi Valley and western San Fernando Valley
towns adjacent to Boeing's Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) have
claimed that the troubled site, polluted with myriad high-level toxins ?
including the remains of two partial nuclear meltdowns ? was responsible
for a cluster of cancers and other deadly diseases in scores of people.
Two weeks ago, Boeing agreed not to fight them anymore, and settled a
sprawling lawsuit that had been churning away in the courts since 1997. 

The confidential agreement includes no admission of responsibility on
the part of Boeing or SSFL's former parent company, Rockwell
International, but did keep the lawsuit from going to a jury trial. Jury
selection was slated to begin on the day of the settlement, September

As last week's enormous Chatsworth wildfire blazed through parts of the
2,668-acre facility, formerly known as Rocketdyne, sending skyward
enormous plumes of possibly radioactive smoke, the conclusion of eight
years of contentious litigation was just sinking in. 


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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
Fax: 650/961-8918
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