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ALL ABOUT: California’s Fires and NASA

Nov. 14, 2018, 3:46 PM

One of the areas burned by the Woolsey Fire, 30 miles outside Los Angeles, is a former NASA rocket engine testing and nuclear research facility where the state is overseeing soil and groundwater cleanup efforts.

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control said it will be taking air and soil samples on parts of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site to ensure the communities affected by the fire are safe.

The Woolsey Fire reaches the ocean along Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu, Calif., on Nov. 9.
Photographer; Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

“Fire agencies responding to the site have determined the fire did not present any risks other than those normally present in a wildfire situation,” NASA said ...