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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 - November 2014
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
Download: FieldNote - November 2014
- Demolition Begins at SSFL
- Safety First
- Pre-Demolition Activities
- Demolition Activities
- Keeping the Past for the Future
FieldNote - August 2014
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
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
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
- Botanical Survey
- Birds of a Feather Flock Together
- Wildlife Surveys
- Notes of Interest
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FieldNote - May 2012
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
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
- 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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