LA water board enacts tougher rules to protect people near toxic site (Ojai Valley News)

“Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board voted 4 to 0 to approve new regulations for certain pollutants in a five-year stormwater permit for runoff from the Santa Susana Field Lab in southeastern Ventura County near Simi Valley, during a meeting held in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 19.

The meeting was continued from the water board’s Sept. 28 meeting at the Ventura County Government Center, since that meeting extended into the evening with nine speakers left to address the board.

The water board also mandated new studies to track any infiltration by pollutants into the ground from ponds on the site, as well as new quarterly reporting requirements to the Simi Valley community from the embattled state Department of Toxic Substances Control.

Melissa Bumstead, a West Hills resident who co-founded Parents Against SSFL after her daughter was diagnosed at age 4 with a rare cancer, thanked the water board for its action.”

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