The latest edition of NASA’s FieldNOTE newsletter is now available for review. This edition provides an update on NASA’s progress with Coca demolition, and update on the status of development of NASA’s groundwater cleanup plans, NASA’s onsite Bedrock Vapor Extraction (BVE) treatability study, NASA’s planned evaluation of soil backfill options and lab capabilities, and brush-clearing preparations for wildfire season.
NASA has published its latest edition of the FieldNOTE Newsletter for NASA’s cleanup activities at Santa Susana. This Spring/Summer 2022 newsletter provides an update on NASA’s progress with demolition, ongoing work on two groundwater pilot studies, and NASA’s agency-wide effort to investigate Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) at NASA centers and facilities.
NASA has published a new FieldNOTE Newsletter. The Fall/Winter 2021 edition provides an update on NASA’s groundwater pilot treatability studies and demolition activities in the Bravo Test Area.
NASA has published its latest edition of the FieldNOTE Newsletter. This June 2021 newsletter provides an update on NASA’s upcoming demolition work, progress with the onsite groundwater treatment system, a feature on the installation of barn owl boxes in the Bravo Test Area, and the status of NASA’s nomination of the Burro Flats Cultural District to the National Register of Historic Places.
NASA has published its November 2020 FieldNOTE Newsletter. This edition of the FieldNOTE provides an update on NASA’s progress with groundwater cleanup, cultural resource preservation efforts, and forthcoming demolition work in NASA areas at SSFL.
The May 2020 edition of NASA’s SSFL FieldNOTE Newsletter highlights NASA’s decision to retain the Alfa Test Stands for historic preservation, provides an update NASA’s Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Soils, and provides an overview about NASA’s planned pilot study to test the effectiveness of enhanced in situ bioremediation to clean up groundwater beneath SSFL.
NASA has published its October 2019 FieldNOTE newsletter. This edition of the FieldNOTE provides updates on progress with demolition and test stand preservation, NASA’s ongoing soil Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement evaluating the impacts of soil cleanup, and NASA management’s recognition of the NASA onsite SSFL team for their swift action following the Woolsey Fire.
NASA has released the November 2018 FieldNOTE newsletter! This edition reports on NASA’s latest activities at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) including groundwater cleanup, fluid evacuation at the test stands, and final demolition activities in NASA-administered areas at SSFL.
NASA’s June 2018 FieldNOTE newsletter is here! This edition reports on the site wide baseline air monitoring program, provides an update about demolition, and describes NASA’s efforts to protect some of the historic structures at SSFL.
NASA’s October 2017 FieldNOTE describes the latest demolition news, along with an update on efforts to protect the cultural resources at SSFL.
As part of its cleanup obligations, NASA is conducting demolition activities to remove inactive and obsolete structures located in NASA-administered areas at SSFL.
NASA continues to make headway with demolition of obsolete buildings and infrastructure to prepare the site for final cleanup.
The newest edition of the FieldNOTE newsletter provides an overview of NASA’s progress with groundwater characterization, profiles the new SSFL Project Director, and describes NASA’s preparations for wildfire season.
The demolition activities, including the launch of Phase 2 as NASA continues to make progress preparing the site for final cleanup.
NASA continues to conduct groundwater investigations and perform treatability studies to evaluate technologies and the degree of their effectiveness in site conditions at Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL).
NASA has been proceeding with demolition as part of preparations for cleanup of land it administers at Santa Susana Field Laboratory. In early February, NASA and demolition partners – the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and demolition contractor Bhate Environmental Associates – began demolition work in the northern part of Area II in the Service/Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) Area.
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.
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.
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.
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.