From Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility – PEER
For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Contact: Jeff Ruch (510) 213-7028; Kirsten Stade firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuclear Cleanup Scam on Supremely Contaminated Site
Historic Designation for Santa Susana Lab Excuses Remediation Obligations
Washington, DC— One of the nation’s most highly contaminated sites may escape cleanup by its designation as a cultural district for Native American artifacts,according to formal comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). This attempted maneuver seeks to expand a small loophole in a legally binding cleanup agreement to exempt the entire nearly 3,000-acre highly contaminated site, which includes a partial nuclear reactor core meltdown, from long overdue remediation.
Santa Susana Field Laboratory is a former nuclear reactor and rocket testing facility, home to a partial nuclear meltdown and numerous other radioactive accidents and toxic chemical releases. It is located in Simi Valley, Ventura County, California, 30…
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