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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 15:22:35 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REGULATION: Santa Susana Lab (CA) agreements in principle
News Release
California Environmental Protection Agency
September 3, 2010

State Reaches Agreements In Principle on SSFL Cleanup with DOE and NASA

SACRAMENTO, CA - Capping months of negotiations, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the federal Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA today announced a major breakthrough in the cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) site in Simi Valley. The agreements in principle reached by the three agencies regarding the cleanup of DOE's 290-acre and NASA's 451-acre portions of the facility will meet the strict environmental standards set by state law (SB 990).

"This is a significant step forward in cleaning up the SSFL site to the highest environmental standard," said Linda Adams, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) who has been leading this effort. "I'm happy to see that DOE and NASA have stepped up to the plate and will not only meet but exceed our standards, in addition to paying for the state's oversight costs."

SSFL is a former rocket engine test and nuclear research facility on more than 2,800 acres along the border of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The Boeing Company, NASA and DOE operated facilities on portions of the property from 1949 to 2006, and are responsible for the cleanup overseen by DTSC. The state has been in negotiations with all three responsible parties for several years. DOE once operated several nuclear reactors, associated fuel facilities and laboratories on what is known as "Area IV" of the SSFL facility. NASA conducted basic liquid-fuel rocket engine testing on its portion of the facility, commonly called "Area II" and part of "Area I."


For the entire news release and links to the original documents, go to


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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