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EPA Releases Preliminary Results Of Radiation Study At Former Nuclear Testing, Rocket Lab Near Simi Valley

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:02am

The Environmental Protection Agency has released preliminary findings of its study of radiation contamination in the soil, and groundwater at a former nuclear testing, and rocket lab site near Simi Valley.

The EPA has spent the last two years collecting, and analyzing thousands of samples taken in, and around the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The 2600 acre lab site was used from 1949, to 2006, and is now owned by Boeing, and NASA.

Officials say while they found some above average radiation, it was mostly low level, and largely confined to the site.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports from Simi Valley, where more than 150 people were on hand last night for a meeting to get details on the preliminary report.

Click on link to listen to/download story: Santa Susana Field Lab Radiation Testing

Link to EPA report documents: http://www.epa.gov/region9/superfund/santasusana/index.html

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