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'It's Orwellian': Native loophole lets NASA shirk cleanup

After dramatically scaling back the cleanup plan for one of the country's most contaminated areas, critics say, the Trump administration is now preparing to sidestep any remediation at all by declaring the entire near-3,000-acre former rocket and nuclear testing site near Los Angeles a culturally significant site for Native Americans.

The Santa Susana Field Laboratory, the site of a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959, contains a cave featuring Native American pictographs that has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976.

In a short federal filing last week, NASA sought to expand its boundaries to precisely match the entire 2,850-acre field lab's property lines — a 200-fold increase.

Veteran cleanup activists quickly suspected a sneaky motivation.

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