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California Pushes Boeing, NASA To Clean Up Toxic Lab

State environmental regulators have proposed forcing Boeing and NASA to clean up chemical and radioactive pollution at a 2,800-acre research site in eastern Ventura County.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California environmental regulators have proposed forcing the Boeing Co. and NASA to clean up chemical and radioactive pollution at a 2,800-acre research site in eastern Ventura County.

The draft of a revised cleanup plan for the Santa Susana Field Laboratory was announced Wednesday.

The state Department of Toxic Substances Control wants any cleanup to meet federal and state standards. The draft plan names Boeing, NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy as the responsible parties.

Boeing, which has been negotiating with the state for months over cleanup details, calls the plan disappointing. It has a week to respond.

The lab 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles was used for nuclear power and rocket testing for more than four decades.

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