Don’t let DOE break its SSFL cleanup commitments!

 

The Department of Energy recently released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that proposes three alternative cleanup plans for its operational area of SSFL. The three alternatives would respectively leave up to 39%, 91% or up to 99% of the contamination on site, where it can continue to migrate and put nearby communities at risk. All of the alternatives violate the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) that DOE signed in 2010, which committed them to clean up all detectable contamination. DOE's DEIS also fails to acknowledge that as the polluter, it doesn’t have the authority to decide how much of the mess that it made is going to get cleaned up. That decision rests with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, not DOE. (Click here to learn more about DOE's attempt to break out of its cleanup commitments.)

Take action today! Demand that the Department of Energy uphold its promise of a full cleanup of SSFL. Below is a sample comment - we recommend personalizing it if you can. Please also share widely with your friends and neighbors! 
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Stephanie Jennings
U.S. Department of Energy
 
 

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