The destructive fire passed through the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL), a federal Superfund site in the Simi Hills that was the site of the worst nuclear meltdown in US history in 1959. While the California Department of Toxic Substances Control said there was no reason to be concerned of “any risks other than those normally present in a wildfire situation,” locals aren’t so sure, pointing out that the agency has dragged its feet in cleaning up toxic sites and accusing it of a possible cover-up.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles president Robert Dodge castigated the DTSC, pointing out that the site – now owned by Boeing – remains radioactive and polluted despite the agency’s promise to clean it up eight years ago.These toxic materials are in SSFL’s soil and vegetation, and when it burns and becomes airborne in smoke and ash, there is real possibility of heightened exposure for area residents.

california fire burns nuclear site, california fire burns nuclear site picture, conspiracy theorist, but I'm seriously upset that no one is talking about the fact that the Woolsey Fire was literally started at the Santa Susanna Field Lab - home to Area 4 in California
I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but I’m seriously upset that no one is talking about the fact that the Woolsey Fire was literally started at the Santa Susanna Field Lab – home to Area 4 in California. Picture: Reuters / Eric Thayer

The DTSC reassured residents that the SSFL facilities were not affected by the fire and claimed measurements of radiation and hazardous compounds from both the site and the surrounding communities were within normal levels, posing no danger other than that normally present in the aftermath of a wildfire. Thousands of people live within two miles of the site, which was originally developed to test rocket engines and conduct nuclear research in the 1940s.

NASA, which owns a small piece of the site, echoed the DTSC’s message in a press release, stating that the fire presented no risks beyond those normally associated with wildfires although its property experienced “significant fire damage” across all three “historic districts.”

Cover-up?

Residents’ concerns about authorities possibly downplaying the risks are fueled by the DTSC’s track record of broken promises, combined with the very real history of nuclear meltdown onsite. The California state legislature commissioned an Independent Review Panel to investigate the DTSC and found in 2016 that the agency had placed communities “at risk” by “failing to perform its basic function of protecting the public and environment from industrial hazardous waste and contamination.” The DTSC was held responsible for the Exide scandal in Vernon, in which a battery recycling plant leaked toxins into surrounding communities for decades, and was criticized for its backlog of hazardous waste permits.

Local parents have blamed contamination at the SSFL site for their children’s cancers, and the Centers for Disease Control designated lab workers from the 1950s who developed cancer as part of a “special exposure cohort” eligible for compensation for their years of laboring in a radioactive environment. While the SSFL was the site of multiple nuclear accidents, the worst took place in 1959 when a reactor vented nuclear material to avoid an explosion, ultimately releasing 459 times more radiation than the infamous Three Mile Island meltdown 20 years later.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. You know in this Reptilian society, everything is covered up or fabricated (or concocted) stories, especially news that are created in “their” office with crisis actors and scripts.

    I do not know why, but Reptilians love to use nuclear power even in their secret underground bases. Do you remember the huge sinkhole suddenly opened up in Mosaic, the largest phosphate quarry near Tampa, Florida? They said their radioactive contaminated water drained into the aquifer, but I have the different thought. It is obviously something happen to their secret underground base under the quarry. I explained many times “A quarry is the construction area and entrance of Reptilian Secret Underground Base.” If you see the image of the sinkhole, it does not look like an ordinary sinkhole, but an attack from sky with Direct Energy Weapon. DEW hit the quarry and made a huge hole. Why suddenly radiation concern appeared? I believe they had underground nuclear energy facility just under the quarry that might exploded and melt down. See, if “they” really want to feel the power of nuclear weapon, “they” get it inside their secret base. If you see that quarry on Google Map, you can see so much dirt piled up like mountains. That means they dug huge space under it. Whole that area has become hilly with huge quantity of dirt from underground even though it was originally a swamp area.

    Radioactive Water Dumped Into Florida Water As Sinkhole Opens Up
    http://www.trueactivist.com/radioactive-water-dumped-into-florida-water-as-sinkhole-opens-up/

  2. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services has released an interactive damage assessment map from the Woolsey Fire.

    On this map, you can see ONLY wealthy and dangerous Reptilian’s houses were targeted and burnt down. For example, big mansions in the middle of the golf course were targeted to burnt down but houses surrounding the golf course have not been burnt down.

    Woolsey Fire damage assessment map
    https://www.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=314c21c659d54ec485bf211ea07b08e1

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