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Nuclear cleanup at Santa Susana facility would finish by 2017 under settlement

Sep 4, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
The plan would remove soil contaminated with carcinogenic dioxins, heavy metals and radioactive materials. Local activists say the site has been a health risk since a partial meltdown in 1959.

In a major victory for community activists worried about health risks linked to a contaminated former nuclear research facility overlooking the west San Fernando Valley, state and federal authorities on Friday proposed a settlement agreement to clean up the site by 2017.

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