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EPA Set To Release Preliminary Results Of Radiological Testing From Santa Susana Field Lab

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:55pm

The Environmental Protection Agency tonight is releasing preliminary findings of its radiological investigation of a former nuclear testing, and rocket lab site near Simi Valley.

The EPA collected more than 3700 soil and sediment samples, and 200 plus water samples as part of the study of radioactive contamination at the Santa Susana Field Lab. The EPA is going to turn over the final study results to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, which is going to over see final cleanup planning, as well as the actual cleanup.

The site has been a major concern for are residents for years, who contend that toxic wastes have caused a number of health problems for them.

The former field lab site is owned by Boeing, and NASA. Tonight’s meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Grand Vista Hotel in Simi Valley.

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