Welcome to the Offical DOE-SSFL Website

Before Groundwater U workshop
After (Close-up) Sub-Surface Soil Sampling
After Former ETEC Site in March, 2005

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.

Other useful web sites devoted to SSFL are hosted by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC),NASA, the USEPA, and The Boeing Company.



May 2014

Read DOE's most recent groundwater presentation "Review of Department of Energy's Groundwater Cleanup Activities in Area IV of SSFL" given at a public meeting on May 21, 2014.

March 2014

DOE holds Public Scoping Meetings and Grants a Request to Extend Public Comment Period on EIS
DOE held two scoping meetings, February 27th in Simi Valley and March 1st in Calabasas. The presentation and handouts from those meetings can be found on the Environmental Impact Statement Page. DOE granted a request to extend the comment period, the public comment period now ends April 2, 2014.

February 2014

DOE has issued an Amended Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the remediation of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. To see the Amended Notice of Intent and for more information please visit the Environmental Impact Statement Page

Quick Links

Environmental Impact Statement

Chemical Co-located Sampling

Soil Treatability Study

CleanUpdate Newsletter

EPA Characterization


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