Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:35 PM
petronius (25,786 posts)
Radioactive hot spots remain at former research facility's site (LA Times)
Sorry to be the 'LA Times spammer' today, but even growing up in Southern California I had no idea this had ever occurred...
Half a century after America's first partial nuclear meltdown, hundreds of radioactive hot spots remain at a former research facility overlooking the west San Fernando Valley, according to a recently released federal study.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's $41-million survey of the facility, now owned by Boeing Co. and NASA, is expected to provide a precise map for state and federal agencies hoping to clean up the site by 2017.
It also sets the stage for determining a final disposition for the 2,850-acre site, which is home to rare plants, great horned owls and four-point bucks.
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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:29 AM
movingviolation (83 posts)
3. My mom worked there at Santa Susana in the 70s.
Of course it was run by Rockwell International back then. I remember going there for an open house once when I was a kid.
She died of breast cancer in 1993 at the age of 44. I don't know if the nuclear shenanigans and nasty rocket cleaning chemicals in the water had anything to do with her having cancer, but I still wonder.