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Judge orders more Rocketdyne clean-up

Environmental rehab of the Santa Susana Field Lab site in the West Valley has been inadequate, U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Conti ruled. He told the Department of Energy to come up with a better plan, five years after DOE adopted a flawed plan that activists and neighbors have never liked. Pretty strong language:

"Area IV is known to be radiologically contaminated and, in fact, was the location of at least one well-known nuclear meltdown," Conti wrote in his ruling.

"It is located only miles away from one of the largest population centers in the world and, in all probability, will become part of that center. ... It is difficult to imagine a situation where the need for such an assurance could be greater."

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