first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.It’s time for all parties involved, public and private, to offer a full disclosure of all the hazards at Santa Susana – as opposed to the drib-drab of information we’ve been getting. And seeing that in the end, it’s the public that’s going to foot the cleanup bill, it’s time to stop the squabbling over who’s responsible and get the job done once and for all. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT’S been 17 years since the Daily News first exposed contamination of extremely toxic dioxins, mercury and other heavy metals at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. And over the course of those 17 years, we have learned, bit by bit, of the extent of that contamination and the danger it poses – all the while waiting for the various authorities to do the job of cleaning the site up. Last week, Boeing, which currently owns the site, reported that former owners had detonated hundreds of thousands of pounds of toxic liquids in a so-called burn pit during the 1960s, 1970s and even as late as 1990. And so with this revelation, cleanup efforts have been put on hold while regulators examine the potential hazards. Los Angeles County supervisors are demanding an independent investigation within the next 30 days. All of which is necessary and appropriate, but none of which excuses decades of secrecy and foot-dragging. last_img