2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:55:20 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] NATIVE PEOPLE, REUSE, NASA: "Chumash looking to acquire portion of Santa Susana Field Lab" (CA)
Chumash looking to acquire portion of Santa Susana Field Lab

By Stephanie Snyder
Ventura County Star (CA)
October 15, 2012

To try to protect Native American historic sites, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is seeking to take over NASA-owned land at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a contaminated rocket engine and nuclear test site near Simi Valley.

Boeing Co. owns the majority of the 2,850-acre former testing facility - which had a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959 - but the 452 acres administered by NASA have features that interest the Chumash tribe: a cave adorned with pictographs and evidence of the tribe's dwellings.

While the Native American sites have not been damaged, the federally recognized tribe is worried about their preservation as the California Department of Toxic Substance Control continues to investigate the extent of the cleanup that it will require NASA to do.


For the entire article, see
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/oct/15/chumash-looking-to-acquire- portion-of-santa-lab/


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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