1959 Santa Susana meltdown still hurts San Fernando Valley community. Why hasn't it been cleaned?

Info The Santa Susana Field Lab suffered a partial nuclear meltdown — which was covered up — that released radiation into Chatsworth, Simi Valley, ...

August 18, 2022
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Info The Santa Susana Field Lab suffered a partial nuclear meltdown — which was covered up — that released radiation into Chatsworth, Simi Valley, and Canoga Park in July 1959. How can the site be cleaned, and who will pay for it? This saga is the focus of 'In the Dark of the Valley.' Photo by MSNBC/YouTube. The Santa Susana Field Lab — overlooking Chatsworth, Simi Valley, and Canoga Park — was a nuclear testing site for America's space exploration programs from 1948 until 2006. In July 1959, it suffered a partial nuclear meltdown — which was covered up — that released clouds of radiation.

Steve Chiotakis