Boeing reiterates commitment to clean up Santa Susana; expresses disappointment about state action

WEST HILLS, Calif., Nov. 3, 2009 – Boeing released the following statement Tuesday after the state of California issued a new draft consent order covering the clean up of the former rocket testing and nuclear research site at Santa Susana:

“The clean up of Santa Susana remains a priority for Boeing. What transpired today has not changed our commitment to clean-up the site. We have been working with the local community, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NASA and the state to revise a consent order that establishes a plan for moving forward with clean-up of the site. We are extremely disappointed that, after 10 months of negotiations, the state made the unilateral decision to release a revised draft order that does not reflect consensus among the parties. Throughout this process, we were encouraged by the input we received from the community supporting a process in which Boeing, NASA, DOE, and the state work together to complete the clean-up. We are reviewing the draft consent order carefully to determine what actions Boeing will take to meet the objectives of cleaning up Santa Susana and protecting the land for future open space use.”

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Kamara Sams

Boeing Environment, Health & Safety

+1 818.466.8793