This was included in a recent email sent out by Linda Parks.
Gambling With Santa Susana Field Lab
It doesn't necessarily mean they'd build a casino there, but it does raise the odds when the same tribe that runs the Chumash Casino now wants to take ownership of the NASA land at the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL).
Formerly known as Rocketdyne, the SSFL site had a partial core meltdown of its nuclear plant in the late 1950's. Along with other hazardous chemicals that were poured directly into the ground, the site's contamination is enough to warrant a Super Fund designation.
Transferring the land would shuffle the deck on so many of the issues - will Boeing want to give the tribe the rest of the SSFL land that they own too? Does a sovereign nation have to follow clean up orders? Can our government prevent a casino from being built and operated on sovereign land? Will the glow of a casino there carry on in its gamblers after they leave?
Disposition of the SSFL property should not be a crapshoot. Before the land is transferred it should be cleaned up by its owners.
The email contained many other subjects too. What do you think? Would you support a casino in this area? It would be a creative use of the area. This site does have Native American history on it.
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