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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:35 PM

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.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-meltdown-study-20121218,0,2007532.story

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Response to petronius (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:38 PM

1. What, no four-point owls and great horned plant-bucks?

sorry, this is my week to be naughty

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:49 PM

2. Not according to Boeing anyway, and they would have no reason to- ohhh, wait...

(Grabs camera and heads out for a hike.)

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Response to petronius (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:29 AM

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.

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:41 PM

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:41 PM

5. Spam deleted by uppityperson (MIR Team)

 

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