Chemical & Nuclear Clean Up A-Z of the Santa Susana Research Facility


In 2008, Sharon Sekhon from the Studio for Southern California History met Christina Walsh and her colleagues at a Farmlab presentation on the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) at the Metabolic Studio in Los Angeles. In learning of this history and its long connections to Southern California's aerospace industry, a collaboration was made to both share this history and represent it in accessible ways; this guide was originally created in 2009 in a printed format. This history is ongoing and extremely relevant--particularly in the wake of the 2011 nuclear crises in Fukushima Daiichi, Japan. To learn more, contact the following organizations.

THEAEROSPACE.ORG: This repository of information honors the history, achievements, and catastrophes at SSFL, and the courage of its former employees, many of whom were exposed to toxic chemicals and radiation in the line of duty during the Cold War and the Race to Space. For more information on SSFL's history, as well as reasons why all employees of SSFL deserve inclusion under the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA). Understanding the environmental and public health costs of our race to space and beyond is crucial for recovery. Getting there is only half the battle. Support the most protective clean-up standard and use your voice in demanding the best possible clean-up. Find out what you can do & contact us at:
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This guide was created by the Studio for Southern California History  for the Aerospace Cancer Museum of Education & Cleanup Rocketdyne copyright 2009
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