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I just read through your two links.  My God!!  I lived in the SFV in 1969 and from 1979 to 2006 and I have never heard of their being a power generating nuclear reactor at Santa Susana.  When I read your diary the first time, I thought the discussion concerned a small scale reactor such as those that were on college campuses at the time.

How much power was this thing designed to produce?  Liquid sodium without containment at a commercially useful size in an area with a population in the millions!  Strangelove indeed!  It is stunning that this happened and was concealed in plain sight for so long.  I recall reading about the Santa Susana Lab needing cleanup, but always in the context of PCE and TCE from rocket tests.  I am certain that insiders who were involved in the clean-up controversy were aware of the radioactive contamination but remained quiet about it.  A congressional investigation is in order.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jul 19th, 2009 at 11:30:15 AM EST
I am certain that insiders who were involved in the clean-up controversy were aware of the radioactive contamination but remained quiet about it.  A congressional investigation is in order.

Good point, indeed. For it is this type of treasonous behavior that goes on, heavily justified by the doers on all tangents and repeated in ever expanding sequences. The secrecy of nukes and cold war activities were hand in glove, the outrage against the concept of an open democracy.

I'll write something up which can be sent to the great protectors of our freedoms in Washington and show it to the group for editing, unless you have some ideas. Thanks for the thought.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Mon Jul 20th, 2009 at 03:43:50 AM EST
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