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The DTSC has abandoned parents as they fight to protect their children from cancer.


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My daughter is one of the fifty children with cancer who live within 20 miles of the Santa Susana Field Lab, one of the worst nuclear meltdowns in America. The SSFL remains contaminated with dangerous radionuclides and carcinogenic chemicals that can cause harm to human health after a single, short-term exposure.

California's Department of Toxic Substance Control, the state agency meant to help us, has abandoned us. They recently released a draft Environmental Impact Report for the site cleanup that proposes to leave vast amounts of the radioactive and carcinogenic waste on site, nearly thirty times less protective than their own official residential cleanup levels. Their report coincides with the financial interests of Boeing, who primarily owns the site, but it will harm residents for generations. 

They know our community has above average pediatric cancer rates. They know we have a 20% higher invasive breast cancer rate than the rest of California. They know that residents who lived within two miles of the site had a 60% higher cancer rate. They promised seven years ago that the cleanup would be done by 2017 but they haven't even begun. They know our children are sick and dying, they just don't care. They care about stockholders and profits more.

If Governor Brown of California doesn't make the Department of Toxic Substances protect residents then generations of our children will continue to have cancer.

We need #1millionparents to help us protect our children from cancer. Please stand shoulder to shoulder with us as we ask Governor Brown to stop the DTSC and to completely and safely clean the Santa Susana Field Lab.

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    Jerry Brown
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