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FieldNOTE Newsletters

NASA introduced a newsletter about environmental investigations and cleanup activities at SSFL in April 2011. That inaugural edition was printed and mailed to a wide audience. Conversations with community members prompted us to make the change to a newsletter we have since published online called FieldNOTE.

FieldNote - May 2015

FieldNote - May 2015
For more information, contact Lori Manes, Community Outreach Coordinator

Demolition projects are a lot like construction projects – but they happen in reverse. Structures that were assembled years ago for rocket engine development and testing are now being dissembled and dismantled as part of NASA’s disposition of SSFL. And like any construction site, increased activity requires attention to safe work practices.

Download: FieldNote - May 2015


  • Demolition Proceeds
  • NASA Says Let it Rain
  • Understanding Groundwater
  • GETS Improvement
  • Lori Manes Joins the Team

FieldNote - November 2014

FieldNote - November 2014
For more information, contact Lori Manes, Community Outreach Coordinator

NASA is making steady progress towards cleanup at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and is about to take a big step forward by preparing for the demolition of test stands and supporting facilities.

Download: FieldNote - November 2014


  • Demolition Begins at SSFL
  • Safety First
  • Pre-Demolition Activities
  • Demolition Activities
  • Keeping the Past for the Future

FieldNote - August 2014

FieldNote - August 2014
For more information, contact Lori Manes, Community Outreach Coordinator

This edition of FieldNOTE describes the groundwater treatability studies NASA, Boeing, and DOE are conducting for the SSFL site. It focuses on the Bedrock Vapor Extraction (BVE) technology NASA is conducting in Area II near the Bravo Skim Pond. The goal of the treatability study is to determine if BVE is feasible to use as a full-scale cleanup option for the SSFL site.

Download: FieldNote - August 2014


  • Groundwater Treatability Studies at SSFL
  • NASA’s Bedrock Vapor Extraction Treatability Study
  • BVE Treatability Study Objectives
  • How BVE Works
  • Conducting the BVE Field Test

FieldNote - October 2013

FieldNote - October 2013
For more information, contact Lori Manes, Community Outreach Coordinator

We are providing periodic updates about our cleanup efforts at SSFL. This fourth newsletter online edition focuses on a recently completed stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) we constructed on NASA-administered land at SSFL. This construction will improve stormwater quality and conveyance from the ELV Service area as it moves to the SSFL Outfall 009. Also featured is a description of the innovative “green” engineering and technologies NASA used in construction, and an explanation of how the BMP operates.

Download: FieldNote - October 2013


  • Stormwater Improvements In Place Ahead Of The Rainy Season

FieldNote - January 2013

FieldNote - January 2013
For more information, contact Lori Manes, Community Outreach Coordinator

The third newsletter online edition describes field surveys including habitat, plant and wildlife surveys recently conducted on NASA-administered land at SSFL. Also featured are the two small birding expeditions NASA assisted with in 2012. For further information, readers can link to habitat descriptions, observed plant and animal inventories, photos, and recorded owl call audio clips.

Download: FieldNote - January 2013


  • A Noteworthy Mission
  • Field Surveys
  • Habitat Survey
  • Findings
  • Botanical Survey
  • Birds of a Feather Flock Together
  • Wildlife Surveys
  • Notes of Interest

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  • Common Poorwill recorded in SSFL Area I on September 12, 2012
  • Coyotes and male and female Great-horned Owls recorded in SSFL Area IV on September 12, 2012

FieldNote - May 2012

FieldNote - May 2012
For more information, contact Lori Manes, Community Outreach Coordinator

The second newsletter updated NASA’s cleanup efforts at SSFL. This edition focused on field sampling plan (FSP) investigations underway for the characterization and cleanup of soils at SSFL sites administered by NASA. Opportunities for public comment on Draft FSPs, public technical roundtable meetings and group tours are also described as part of the FSP process.

Download: FieldNote - May 2012


  • NASA’s Field Sampling Plan Investigations
  • Field Sampling Plan Areas
  • Community Involvement
  • Next Steps

FieldNotes - November 2011

FieldNotes - November 2011
For more information, contact Lori Manes, Community Outreach Coordinator

The premier newsletter about NASA’s cleanup efforts at Santa Susana Field Laboratory reports on progress made on soil removal in Phases I and II of an Interim Soil Removal Action. Other articles present updates on the site-wide groundwater remedial investigation; NASA’s signing an Administrative Order on Consent with the Department of Toxic Substances Control; the start of an Environmental Impact Statement; a description of the Groundwater Extraction and Treatment System (GETS); and a recap of summer 2010 summer bus tours of SSFL.

Download: FieldNotes - November 2011


  • Welcome
  • Progress Made on Soil Removal Work
  • Santa Susana Field Laboratory
  • We're on the Web
  • NASA Signs Agreement with DTSC on Soil Cleanup
  • EIS to Begin
  • At a Glance
  • Site-wide Groundwater Remedial Investigation
  • For the Record
  • Groundwater U
  • Groundwater Treatment "GETS" Ready to Go
  • All Aboard for an SSFL Tour

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