Congressman Sherman Comments on Release of Santa Susana Field Laboratory Report
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy has released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for cleanup of its portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) site, located in Ventura County, California. The report recommends a lesser soil cleanup standard than established in the 2010 Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) that was entered into with the State of California.
In response, Congressman Brad Sherman said, “The AOC is a binding agreement between the federal government and the state of CA. Under the AOC, those who live near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory are entitled to a full cleanup of the contaminated site. It is unacceptable that the U.S. Department of Energy would propose anything less and walk away from previously agreed upon standards. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control should require the full cleanup called for in the AOC.”
Today’s statement from Congressman Sherman echoes his prior statement. On April 12, 2017, Congressman Sherman commented in writing on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement, “The U.S. Department of Energy should not consider alternatives that do not provide for a complete cleanup of the facility.”