"All Area IV towers release their blowdown to the drainage ditch, which eventually leads to Pond R2-B [Area II]."
- U.S. Department of Energy
Environment, Safety & Health Office of Environmental Audit
"DOE Activities at Santa Susana Field Laboratory," February, 1989. P. 3-45, Surface Water.

In 2014, TheAeroSpace.org and CORE Advocacy for Nuclear & Aerospace Workers were asked by the President's Advisory Board on Radiation & Worker Health (ABRWH) to provide our research on DOE operations and proprietary interests in Areas I, II & III of Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL).


"Your Guide to Site-Seeing Hot Spots of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory"  is a compilation of historical documents authored by DOE, its predecessors, contractors, and state and federal regulatory agencies. The documents detail DOE operations, releases, and proprietary interests throughout SSFL Areas I, II, III & IV. A comprehensive bibliography and fold-out map of generalized locations of DOE Facilities in all areas, and a CD-ROM containing all cited documents in their entirety were included. Download your copy here. Want the docs? Email us.

"Your Guide to Site-Seeing Hot Spots of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory" is an evolving project. As more information on DOE operations in Areas I, II & III is made available, we would like to add it. Have feedback, information to share, or spot the need for a correction? Let us know - And don't forget to include your source! This book, created for ABRWH to address Area I, II & III worker inclusion to EEOICPA, does not address a complete history of SSFL, its current environmental situation, or the entirety of its historical achievements; it was created expressly for ABRWH to address DOE operations and proprietary interests in Areas I, II & III for the purpose of correcting site history on behalf of SSFL workers, who are deserving of a fair shake under EEOICPA. The second edition - with more history and documentation - is underway.
Special thanks to William Preston Bowling, John Pace, and Bonnie Klea for their generous contributions to the guidebooks.

"An integral part of the surface drainage system is the Site-Wide Reclaim Water System, which recovers most of SSFL's industrial water, rainfall, and treated sewage treatment plant effluents from all four areas ... [providing] much-needed water for use as flame-bucket coolant to all rocket testing facilities in Areas I, II, and III." - U.S. Department of Energy
Environment, Safety & Health Office of Environmental Audit
"DOE Activities at Santa Susana Field Laboratory," February, 1989. P. 3-45, Surface Water.

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UPDATE: Santa Susana Field Laboratory -
DISQUALIFIED FROM EEOICPA DUE TO A TIME-CLOCK LOCATION IN AREAS I, II OR III?
Some Area I, II & III Workers Eligible for EEOICPA Benefits.
Some Denied Claimants May Have Grounds to Reopen - Contact Us.

DOE and its predecessor agencies documented their operations and proprietary interests throughout Areas I, II & III. Additionally, original contracts between DOE's predecessor and its contractor, North American Aviation, show all workers, all areas deserve inclusion to EEOICPA, and Areas I, II and III fulfill statutory criteria used to determine a DOE Facility under EEOICPA. In addition, DOE's documented operations and waste disposal in Areas I, II and III justify a comprehensive, site-wide radiological survey in the spirit of an informed and responsible environmental cleanup, based on full disclosure and relevant scientific study.


Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) EEOICPA claimants denied on the basis of Area I, II and III Time Clock Locations may be justified in requesting a reopening of their claim and review of the written record. Excluded from EEOICPA eligibility and systematically disqualified based solely on non-Area IV Time Clock Locations, it has been discovered that many claim files contain documentation of Area IV employment that has been overlooked. Additionally, in some cases, worker records provided by the contractor may be incomplete or misleading, further adding to the problem of obscuring eligibility among documented Area IV workers. In some cases, even workers that qualify for the current Area IV SEC (1964-1969) have been disqualified. The problems raise questions about the relevance and completeness of dose reconstructions among all workers with disqualified employment, or denied claims, particularly those who rotated between areas at SSFL, and Canoga, DeSoto, Vanowen or Downey Facilities.
  CORE Advocacy is currently working on a report, and calling for copies of all SSFL-related Employment Summaries and records. If you have been denied and feel the decision was in error, contact us. ... Read More ...