Community Updates

-November 13, 2018-

Santa Susana Field Laboratory Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone Remain Safe from the Woolsey Fire

The U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors, along with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) re-entered the Santa Susana Field Laboratory on Sunday, November 11 and confirmed that Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone have not been impacted by the Woolsey Fire. All DOE facilities are untouched. The Department continues to conduct routine monitoring on-site and is providing raw data to DTSC and other state and federal agencies, as requested. The Department is continuing to watch the Woolsey Fire closely and will provide updates as needed.

(All photos copyright U.S. Department of Energy)

Site of the former Sodium Reactor Experiment remains untouched by Woolsey Fire.

View of Area IV and DOE buildings which remain undamaged from fire.

Powerlines, DOE buildings and roadways remain intact from Woolsey Fire.


DOE’s quarterly SSFL newsletter the CleanUpdate provides high-level descriptions of DOE activities at SSFL and topics of community interest.  Past issues have addressed co-located sampling, Groundwater U, the Administrative Order on Consent, biological studies, soil background studies, a cultural resource survey, former worker interviews, and the DOE-USEPA Interagency Agreement.