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NASA Announces New Community Outreach Coordinator for SSFL

Published: 1/16/2015

In November 2014, NASA welcomed Lori Manes as the SSFL community outreach coordinator. Lori joins the SSFL team after several years in community involvement work with NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. You can contact Lori by email at lori.manes@nasa.gov or by phone at (818) 806-8834.

NASA Releases 2014 Year in Review

Published: 1/9/2015

The 2014 Year in Review summarizes the activities and progress made in the last year toward cleanup of NASA-administered areas of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL). NASA remains committed to keeping the community and interested stakeholders updated and we look forward to another active year of cleanup in 2015.

Groundwater Update Meeting - January 15, 2015

Published: 12/23/2014

On January 15, 2015, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Regional Office, DTSC and NASA will provide an update on Groundwater Investigation and Areas of Impacted Groundwater (AIGs) in the NASA-administered portions of SSFL, including:

  • Present the status of groundwater source area investigations; and
  • Discuss the upcoming 2015 milestones and schedule for the site cleanup.

If you wish to participate via phone please contact Lori Manes, NASA SSFL Outreach Coordinator at: lori.r.manes@nasa.gov by Wednesday, January 14, 2015. A copy of the meeting agenda will be e-mailed to you prior to the meeting. The call in number for this meeting is: 1-844-467-6272; Passcode: 670462#.

The DTSC Regional Office is located at 9211 Oakdale Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311.

NASA Conducted Public Tours of Demolition Areas

Published: 11/13/2014

On Friday, November 7, NASA gave over 50 interested community members the chance to tour and photograph areas at the SSFL scheduled for demolition. This work is the next step toward soil and groundwater cleanup at SSFL. The structures, once an important part of our nation’s space program, are now inactive and no longer needed.

Phase I of the demolition project is planned to begin in November with service area structures in the northern part of Area II and the Delta Test Area. The Coca Test Area structures are planned for demolition in 2016 as part of Phase II. The final phase of demolition will occur in the Alfa and Bravo Test Areas. Active public involvement has been instrumental in the preservation of at least one SSFL test stand and one control house. NASA is working with the California State Historic Preservation Officer, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC), the agency overseeing SSFL site cleanup, to finalize preservation plans.

Tour presentation

Demolition Tour Registration Closed

Published: 11/3/2014

Registration is now closed for the tours of NASA¹s SSFL Demolition Areas on November 7, 2014.

Demolition Tour - November 7, 2014

Published: 10/28/2014

Tour of NASA's planned demolition areas is Nov 7th, 2014.

Demolition Tour Flyer

SSFL FieldNOTE – November 2014

Published: 10/28/2014

This FieldNOTE newsletter describes NASA's 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.

SSFL FieldNOTE – August 2014

Published: 8/26/2014

This FieldNOTE newsletter 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.

NASA releases Record of Decision (ROD) for Environmental Impact Statement

Published: 5/1/2014

The Record of Decision (ROD) for NASA’s SSFL Environmental Impact Statement is now available. NASA’s decision is to proceed with the demolition of non-historic structures and the Coca Test Stand Historic District as described in Section 2 of the final EIS. Proceeding with demolition activity now will move NASA forward toward complying with the state orders, while recognizing that new information could increase efficiency in reaching the required cleanup levels. NASA will not proceed with any soil or groundwater cleanup activities identified in the Proposed Action until the technology feasibility studies and field sampling characterization are complete and another Record of Decision related to the cleanup activities is issued. This information will inform NASA’s decision on the specific remedy approaches across the site.

The Programmatic Agreement between NASA, California State Historic Preservation Officer, the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is an attachment to the ROD.

Record of Decision (ROD)

NASA publishes Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on demolition and cleanup

Published: 3/14/2014

The Notice of Availability for the NASA Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for demolition and environmental cleanup activities of property administered by NASA at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in California has been published in the Federal Register.

The Final Environmental Impact Statement can be found on the Key Documents page.

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