Cleanup of toxic ‘burn pit’ at Santa Susana Field Lab will start in the spring (LA Daily News)

“For decades, a 6-acre site known as the “burn pit” at the Santa Susana Field Lab near the crest of the Simi Hills at the western border of the San Fernando Valley was used by Rocketdyne workers who dumped large amounts of radioactive pollutants, chemicals and explosives into the open pit. At times, workers burned contaminated waste in the pit.

Boeing is expected to begin remediation efforts in the burn pit next spring.

But Melissa Bumstead, who co-founded the advocacy group “Parents Against SSFL” — or Santa Susana Field Lab — was skeptical that remediation of the burn pit zone would be effective.”

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