Meeting, October 1 — “Will Santa Susanna Field Laboratory ever be cleaned up?”


Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 PM

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Join us on October 1 for a candid discussion about the contamination and cleanup at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The meeting will include presentations on:

The 1959 Meltdown – What Really Happened? 
John Pace, a former Atomics International employee, will relay his first-person experiences during the partial nuclear meltdown of the Sodium Reactor Experiment. Pace will reveal information about what happened during the reactor accident that occurred at SSFL over a two-week period in 1959. A panel of former workers and community members will add their experiences and insights, and discuss why this event matters today. A review of the nuclear and chemical contaminants at SSFL and their potential impact on health will be also be presented.

Will SSFL Ever Be Cleaned Up?
 Troubling developments suggest the SSFL cleanup agreements will not be carried out and the vast majority of contamination will remain on site. Many community members believe that the Boeing Company and government agencies responsible for overseeing the cleanup are intentionally subverting the agreements already made to clean up SSFL. A panel of community members and advocates will discuss recent events and what can be done to ensure full cleanup.

Please also visit the SSFL Work Group website,, where we have posted reports on past meetings with presentations and video as well as other useful information about the contamination at the site and status of cleanup.

The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), also known as Rocketdyne, is a former nuclear and rocket engine testing facility that is contaminated with radiological and chemical pollutants. The 2,850 acre site is near Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Calabasas, and Thousand Oaks. For over twenty years, the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Work Group has served to keep the community informed about the contamination at SSFL and assure it is thoroughly cleaned up.

To learn more visit or contact us at

SSFL Work Group · 1409 Kuehner Drive, #3 · Simi Valley, CA 93063 · USA