Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) website for the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC). The DOE hosts this website to inform Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) neighbors and other stakeholders about our past, present, and what we plan for the future.
If you are looking for information about early commercial nuclear energy research at SSFL, the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) accident of 1959, or DOE’s current environmental studies and what we plan for the future cleanup of SSFL, you have come to the right place. On this website you will find a multitude of information on topics such as the SRE, the System for Nuclear Auxiliary Power (SNAP), current environmental studies, and cleanup plans.
ETEC is closed, and the site is being characterized in preparation for cleanup. The DOE is committed to cleaning up Area IV of SSFL consistent with the 2007 Consent Order and the 2010 Administrative Order on Consent signed with the state of California. During this process, we will communicate with our regulators, neighbors, and others about what we are doing, and solicit their advice and input on plans and proposed decisions. We will continue to add more information to this website about the history, past operations, previous cleanup efforts, and future cleanup efforts at ETEC. If you have any questions or comments, please see our contact page.
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DTSC approves Addendum No. 9 to the Master Field Sampling Plan For Chemical Data Gap Investigation, Phase 3 Chemical Sampling at Area IV for the Northern Buffer Zone. This addendum includes the data gap sampling analysis and the proposed sampling locations and objective for each sample. Addendum No. 9 and the approval letter are both available on the Phase 3 Chemical Data Gap Sampling page.
DTSC approves Phase 3 Subarea 5A North Implementation Plan. The Implementation Plan supplements the Subarea 5A Data Gap Analysis Technical Memorandum that was submitted as Attachment 1 in Addendum No. 4 to the Master Field Sampling Plan to Chemical Data Gap Investigation, Phase 3 Soil Chemical Sampling at Area IV and was approved by DTSC in September 2012. The Implementation Plan and approval letter are both available on the Phase 3 Chemical Data Gap Sampling page.
On October 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) along with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) hosted a Phase 3 Chemical Data Gap Sampling public meeting to discuss proposed sampling locations for the Northern Buffer Zone, go-backs data gap criteria and proposed go-back samples. The presentation from the meeting is available on the Phase 3 Chemical Data Gap Sampling page.
The 2012 Site Environmental report is now available.