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Deal to Clean up L.A.-Area Nuclear Accident Site

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Officials from California and the federal government have announced an agreement to remove all radioactive contamination from a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959 at a rocket testing site just outside Los Angeles.

Residents who have fought for years for the cleanup heralded the agreement signed by the Department of Energy, NASA and state officials. The agreement must still go through a public review process.

The decades-old site is known as the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and is now largely owned by Boeing.

Boeing has yet to sign off on the deal and could not immediately be reached for comment.