Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) website for the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC). The DOE hosts this website to inform Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) neighbors and other stakeholders about our past, present, and what we plan for the future.
If you are looking for information about early commercial nuclear energy research at SSFL, the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) accident of 1959, or DOE’s current environmental studies and what we plan for the future cleanup of SSFL, you have come to the right place. On this website you will find a multitude of information on topics such as the SRE, the System for Nuclear Auxiliary Power (SNAP), current environmental studies, and cleanup plans.
ETEC is closed, and the site is being characterized in preparation for cleanup. The DOE is committed to cleaning up Area IV of SSFL consistent with the 2007 Consent Order and the 2010 Administrative Order on Consent signed with the state of California. During this process, we will communicate with our regulators, neighbors, and others about what we are doing, and solicit their advice and input on plans and proposed decisions. We will continue to add more information to this website about the history, past operations, previous cleanup efforts, and future cleanup efforts at ETEC. If you have any questions or comments, please see our contact page.