Santa Susana Field Laboratory's Last Building In Simi Valley DemolishedThe Sodium Pump Test Facility, a nine-story industrial building used for testing large pumps for liquid sodium, went down on Oct. 1. It was built in 1972 and had a red-and-white crane structure on its roof that could be seen from various places in Simi Valley.
Officials: Santa Susana Nuclear Site Safe From Woolsey FireLocal, state and federal agencies recently inspected the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and say that the nuclear Superfund site was not impacted by the Woolsey Fire.
Simi Valley Mother: 'Childhood Cancer Is Not Rare In This Community'A group of Simi Valley mothers whose kids have been diagnosed with cancer gathered for a town hall meeting on Tuesday night to discuss their concerns related to a former nuclear testing site that the mothers believe to be linked to unusually high childhood cancer rates in their community.
Simi Valley Mothers Call Attention To High Childhood Cancer Rates Near Santa Susana Field LaboratoryAfter seeing many children in their community be diagnosed and treated for rare childhood cancers, a group of Simi Valley mothers is pushing for closer scrutiny of the 2,800-acre Santa Susana Field Laboratory – the site of a partial nuclear meltdown 56 years ago that the mothers believe to be causing an unusually high number of childhood cancer cases in the area.