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Supervisor Barger wants rocket plant cleaned up

The Board of Supervisors this week joined Ventura County and the city of Los Angeles officials in pressing for a full clean-up of a contaminated site once used for developing rocket engines and nuclear reactors in Simi Valley. The Santa Susana Field Laboratory is a 2,668-acre complex of abandoned industrial research facilities in the Simi Hills owned by Boeing, NASA and the Department of Energy.