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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Radioactive and Toxic Cesspool in Simi Valley

Oct 16, 2006

A special advisory panel of scientists and health experts just completed a five year study that confirmed what everyone already knew. The Rocketdyne Field Laboratory in Simi Valley, near Los Angeles, that does research for the U.S. Defense Department, is a deadly disaster.

This plant, first owned by Rockwell and now by Boeing, had a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959, and released huge amounts of radioactivity–a fact kept secret for 20 years. For years, the plant owners also dumped radioactive and chemical wastes into an open pit, polluting ground water and the air. The study found that thousands of workers and residents came down with cancer and other diseases, and many died.

Boeing refused to cooperate with the study, gave it no information and then condemned it as inaccurate, in other words, continuing the cover-up.