ASCE LA YMF had an opportunity to visit the famous NASA and Boeing Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) that is currently going under demolition and remediation. Dwayne Baluran from Haley & Aldrich for a Jeff Wokurka from Boeing hosted tour of a historic NASA testing facilities.
The site consists of managing 2,850 acres of land owned by Boeing, NASA, and DOE to maintain storm quality standards set in place by the Los Angeles Regional Water Control Board in the site specific National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. Since 1950 SSFL conducted research, development, assembly, disassembly, and testing of small scale nuclear reactors, rocket engines, and chemical lasers.
The group from LA ASCE YMF toured the site’s testing and spills, the structural storm water(Best Management Practices (media beds, detention basins/ponds, site-wide conveyance system), storm water treatment systems, and NASA rocket test stands.
Once more we would like to give thanks to Dwayne Baluran from Haley & Aldrich and Jeff Wukurka for organizing this amazing tour.