From SSFL Working Group
March 13, 2017
The Dept. of Energy’s Broken Promises-
The Fight for Full Cleanup Continues
Action Needed Tomorrow- Come and Testify!
LA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Tuesday, March 14, 9:00 a.m.
Board Hearing Room 381B
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
550 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
We need you to attend the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow to testifyin support of Supervisors Kuehl and Barger. They are proposing a resolution that demands the Dept. of Energy (DOE) live up to the cleanup standards set by the 2010 cleanup agreement and condemns their current Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for violating it. We will be meeting there at 9:00 AM. See address listed above.
If you attended the March 8 meeting, PLEASE MAIL IN YOUR COMMENT CARD.
At the meeting you received a card on which to write your comment on the DOE’s Draft EIS. If you have not done so already, please finish writing your comment and mail it in.
The deadline for commenting has been postponed to April 13th.
The address is already printed on the card. It requires First Class postage (either $0.49 or a Forever stamp).
Thank you to all who attended the March 8th SSFL Work Group meeting- we were delighted to see so many new attendees as well as familiar faces and a few representatives of our elected officials.
A special thanks to Melissa Bumstead, and the other parents and families of the SSFL community inflicted by pediatric cancer, for hosting a beautiful candlelight vigil before the meeting to raise awareness about the health hazards of the contamination migrating offsite into our neighborhoods.
Thank you also to Mohsen Nazemi, Deputy Director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Brownfields and Environmental Restoration Program, for coming and ensuring the community that the Dept. of Toxic Substances Control is committed to enforcing the 2010 cleanup agreement to background that the Dept. of Energy signed.
What You Can Do
Attend the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow at 9AM and testify in support of the resolution on SSFL.
Mail in the comment card for the DOE’s DEIS you received if you attended the March 8th Work Group meeting.
Submit a comment demanding that the DOE clean up all contamination at SSFL.
The Department of Energy (DOE) is attempting to break its obligation to clean up all of the nuclear and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), proposing instead to leave between 30 -99% of the contamination not cleaned up. That is dangerous and unacceptable!
All of the alternatives directly violate the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) that DOE signed in 2010, which committed them to clean up all detectable contamination. DOEâ€™s DEIS also fails to acknowledge that DOE as the polluter doesnâ€™t have the authority to decide how much of the mess that it made is going to get cleaned up. The decision rests with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, not DOE.
Click here to learn more about key problems with DOE’s DEIS. Click here to read the DEIS itself.