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California Tells NASA to Stay the Course on Santa Susana Cleanup

March 21, 2019, 12:42 AM

The tug-of-war over cleaning up a former nuclear research and rocket testing facility in California’s Simi Valley continued March 20, with the state telling NASA officials it intended to hold them accountable for cleaning up contaminants at the site.

The inspector general for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration released an audit March 19 recommending the space agency reduce its cleanup burdens at Santa Susana Field Laboratory despite previous agreements with the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control, or DTSC.

The audit said the remedy was too costly, would take too long, and was not feasible. The site is contaminated ...

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