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Kim Kardashian West pleads to US government to clean up nuclear site near her home

"I met families who’s babies have died from the rare cancer they have from living so close to this toxic site."

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Kim Kardashian West has posted to Twitter, to demand that the nuclear site near her Calabasas, California home be cleaned up.

The entrepreneur told fans that her home is just 10 miles from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The site was used from 1949 to 2006 for nuclear and rocket engine testing.

According to The Los Angeles Daily News, on July 13, 1959, the Sodium Reactor Experiment experienced a partial nuclear meltdown.

On the 60th anniversary of the nuclear incident, Kim has spoken out in support of a rally to clean up the site.

“Today I went to an event for the 60th anniversary of the Santa Susana Field Lab Melt Down. It still hasn’t been cleaned up after 60 years,” she wrote.

“60 kids all have rare cancers linked to this toxic site! It’s time to clean this up! This site is 10 miles from my home.”

She claimed: “I met families who’s babies have died from the rare cancer they have from living so close to this toxic site.”

“It’s heart breaking and they should have cleaned this up decades ago! Boing and NASA tested rockets at this site & agreed to clean it up by 2017 but haven’t! It’s time.”


Kim also shared a petition to clean up the site.

The petition was launched by a Melissa Bumstead, who blames her daughter’s rare form of cancer on their proximity to the site.

More than 650,000 signatures have been added to the petition.

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