The message below announces the availability of the NASA Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) pertaining to the clean-up of the NASA-administered portions of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (also known as Rocketdyne).
SFVAS believes this DEIS contains major deficiencies, primarily due to the approach to the clean-up, which requires the removal, transport and disposal of one-half million tons of soil.
Among the flaws in the resulting DEIS are the failure to consider alternative clean-up proposals, ignoring the function of the NASA property as a wildlife corridor connecting the Santa Susana Mountains and Los Padres National Forest to the Santa Monica Mountains, and underestimates of bird usage of the area from studies that ignore the work of SFVAS’s San Fernando Valley Bird Observatory on neighboring portions of the site.
Please attend the upcoming meetings, announced below. Ask questions, express your displeasure about the DEIS, and send NASA your comments in writing.
For additional information contact Mark Osokow at – gro.nouduavfsnull@wokosO.kraM.